Quarter of ten - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
(a) quarter of (a given hour in time) (redirected from quarter of ten)
(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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Disturbing statistics show that Birmingham has one of the highest rates in the UK with a quarter of ten
year olds now clinically obese and 40 per cent overweight by the time they leave primary school.
According to a survey, a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds are clinically obese.
Dr Adrian Phillips, director of public health, said it was "almost a scandal" that a quarter of ten
and 11-year-olds were clinically obese.
Throw in the fact that just under ten per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds have apparently taken drugs, including cannabis, cocaine and ''magic mushrooms'' and that only ''a quarter of ten
to 15-year-olds have never been drunk'' and you begin to wonder if this report could read any worse.