Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Meaning
(idiomatic) Harbingers of doom; several signs which combine to imply the imminence of literal or figurative destruction.
Example: 2008, Shayna M. Steinfeld, Bruce R. Steinfeld, The family lawyer's guide to bankruptcy: forms, tips, and strategies, page iii:
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,... Here and now those dread specters are: Divorce, Illness, Unemployment and Overspending. These are now the harbingers of economic doom [â€¦]
2006, Ronald Brian Adler, Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Russell F. Proctor, Interplay: the process of interpersonal communication, page 305:
[One authority] has identified four types of communication, which he calls the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," that are signs of a marriage having problems [â€¦]