Basket

To be left in the basket. Neglected or uncared for. Left in the waste-basket.

To give a basket.
To refuse to marry. In Germany a basket [korb] is fixed on the roof of one who has been jilted, or one who, after long courtship, cannot persuade the lady courted to become his wife.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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