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hanging over the basket is an expression used mostly on industrial and business environments that refers to an individual being on a powerless or difficult situation with limited options to get past it. It is also used as a threatening expression that shows that an individual has the power to control or manipulate someone else.
- I've been trying to get a raise so I can't really complain about some of my job's situation. My boss has me hanging over the basket!

- If you don't have that package shipped by Wendesday, mark my words, I'll have you hanging over the basket...
by osnoflaster February 15, 2018
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