Related topics: Numbers
the number 10:
Snow had been falling steadily for ten days.
I need to be home by ten (=ten o'clock).
At the time, she was about ten (=ten years old).
used to say that something is very likely:
Ten to one he'll have forgotten all about it tomorrow.
3 British English informal
to be very common and therefore not special or unusual
➔ be a dime a dozenat dime (2)
4 British English
used in schools to give a perfect mark, or humorously to praise someone:
You get ten out of ten for effort, Simon.
a piece of paper money that is worth ten dollars or ten pounds:
I reached inside my purse and handed him a ten.