Quarter of four - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
(a) quarter of (a given hour in time) (redirected from quarter of four)
(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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The amount invested in new companies grew to $26.4 billion, an increase by quarter of four
The company says the quarter showed the first impact of new accounting guidelines established under the AICPA's Statement of Position 97-2, which resulted in the deferral until the third quarter of four
transactions described by the company as "significant."