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What is a basket case?

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This is a cruel way to refer to a person with mental disabilities. It's saying they're so disabled they have to stay in a basket so they won't fall over or wander off. They really used to treat people this way.

Now, we use the phrase to mean a person at wit's end. They're so overwhelmed that they can't make any decisions or think straight.

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A basket case is a slang term for a person made powerless or ineffective, or an idiomatic term for a country in a difficult economic or financial situation.

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