Quarter of five - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
(a) quarter of (a given hour in time) (redirected from quarter of five)
(a) quarter of (a given hour in time)
A quarter of an hour (15 minutes) before the named hour in time (e.g., "quarter of six" would mean 5:45). Primarily heard in US. A: "What time does the movie start?" B: "Not until a quarter of eight, so we've got plenty of time!" I thought I'd be home already, but with this traffic, it'll be quarter of before I'm back.
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Yet a quarter of five
year-olds and one in three ten year-olds in this country are overweight, many of them dangerously.
Inspectors said the health of children and young people in Birmingham was improving, although high levels of obesity remained, with up to a quarter of five
to 15-year olds overweight.