basket case

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A country in a difficult economic or financial situation

Some countries are breadbaskets, others basket cases.

One made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress

She was a complete basket case the morning of her wedding.

If someone describes a country or organization as a basket case, they mean that its economy or finances are in a seriously bad state. The country is an economic basket case with chronic unemployment and rampant crime
(Slang) person who is extremely nervous or anxious and cannot function properly
disapproval If you describe someone as a basket case, you think that they are insane. You're going to think I'm a basket case when I tell you this. = nutcase
basket cases
plural form of basket case
basketcase
Alternative form of basket case
basket case

    Silbentrennung

    bas·ket case

    Türkische aussprache

    bäskıt keys

    Aussprache

    /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.

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