Quarter past ten - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
quarter past (a given hour in time) (redirected from quarter past ten)
quarter past (a given hour in time)
A quarter of an hour (15 minutes) after the named hour in time. A: "What time does the movie start?" B: "Not until a quarter past eight, so we've got plenty of time!" I thought I'd be home already, but with this traffic, it'll be quarter past before I'm back.
References in classic literature
He glanced at the little clock upon the dresser; it was a quarter past ten
Come today by quarter past ten
train if you can catch it.
Neighbour Kevin O'Neill, 19, said: "It was about quarter past ten
and an ambulance arrived with sirens blazing.