Finally, last season, Idol's annus horribilis, the wheels fell off the cart entirely.
Affleck later called the period the “annus horribilis of my life.”
The incident caps an annus horribilis for the Spanish Royal Family.
It was an annus mirabilis for the hideous (Putin, Assad, Cyrus), an annus horribilis for just about everyone else.
It has been, to put it mildly, an annus horribilis for the families of Pan Am Flight 103.
Latin for dreadful year
This annus horribilis has been the worst in a decade, with high unemployment, corporate failures, and the downturn of the stock market.
modeled on annus mirabilis 'remarkable year'