basket case

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1. Basket case - one that is in a completely hopeless or useless condition. In origin it had a physical meaning. In the grim slang of the British army during World War I, it referred to a quadruple amputee. In popular usage basket case refers to someone in a hopeless mental condition (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language).

2. I don't want to turn my daughter into some kind of high pressured basket case. — Я не хочу, чтобы моя дочь превратилась в измотанного/перегруженного проблемами неврастеника.

3. If Gloria has one more crisis, she'll be a basket case (Wayne Magnuson). — Еще один такой кризис, и Глорию впору будет лечить.

4. After World War I, when the Hapsburg empire was split up, little Austria seemed a basket case (Paul A. Samuelson). — После второй мировой войны и распада габсбургской империи казалось, что экономика маленькой Австрии обречена.

5. " Basket Case" (популярный в 80-е фильм режиссера Фрэнка Хененлаттера) — «Человек из корзины» / «Совсем пропащий»


The English annotation is below. (English-Russian). 2003.

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