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Slang for a patient with a dread disease or terminal illness; it now usually refers to one with a hopeless psychological condition, but was first used to refer to physical injuries, specifically as a macbre term quadruple amputees during World War I

basket case

Train wreck Vox populi A derogatory term for a Pt with a dread disease or a terminal illness; a person to be pitied
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Specifically: in Egypt, the ouster of Hosni Mubarak and ascension of the Muslim Brotherhood has forced the Brotherhood, the original modern Islamist group, to moderate itself and adopt the broader, structural interests of the Egyptian state, which includes a commitment to the peace treaty and a desire for a Palestinian state rather than the blockaded basketcase of Gaza on its border (or, perhaps worse for them, the prospect of said basketcase being absorbed into Egypt).
So let's have fun with some random song titles then, and see how many you can use during your normal day: INXS -- Mediate Sheena Easton -- Strut Def Leopard -- Hysteria Steve Miller Band -- Abracadabra Michael Sembello -- Maniac Animotion -- Obsession Swing Out Sister -- Breakout Madonna -- Vogue Guru Josh -- Infinity The Boo Radleys -- Kaleidoscope Green Day -- Basketcase
Fans can expect great covers of top tunes including Basketcase, When I Come Around, Good Riddance, Brainstew, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends and many, many more," said organisers.
Other than that, turn the volume up and enjoy classic like Basketcase, When I Come Around and American Idiot.
The play, written by Daniel Macivor and directed by Cristina Alicea, focuses exclusively on the complex love relationship between two women, including the lovable basketcase Mitch, played by Jeanette Harrison.
Young must take a lot of the credit for the way he has gone about rebuilding the basketcase of European rugby.
When I was brought to the club by (former owner) Sam Hammam I told him the place was a basketcase, beyond saving was how I put it," said Ridsdale.
Now it would be wrong to be too cynical about this, for the city deserves credit for having pulled itself up from being Britain's principal urban basketcase a quarter of a century ago, when it was known mostly for economic collapse, race riots and self-destructive militant socialism.
And this is a process, remember, that has reduced a nation that was once at least stable and prosperous into a basketcase in which those forced to leave their homes are now counted in millions.
WHY WOULD ANY MEXICAN IMMIGRANT WANT THE PLACE HE JUST MOVED TO BECOME PART OF THE ECONOMIC BASKETCASE HE JUST FLED FROM?
She's a basketcase (some of the only weaknesses of the book come from the cliche of the poor little rich girl).