Silbentrennung bas·ket case
Türkische aussprache bäskıt keys
/ˈbaskət ˈkās/ /ˈbæskət ˈkeɪs/
Etymologie () The term originated from WWI British English, indicating a soldier missing both his arms and legs, who needed to be literally carried around in a litter or "basket." Today it indicates a state of helplessness similar to the metaphoric removal of the appendages.