on a scale of

idiom

used with a range of numbers to show the size, strength, or quality of something
I liked it. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give the movie a 9.

Examples of on a scale of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meteorologists who compile the drought monitor rank droughts on a scale of D0 or abnormally dry to D4, which is described as an exceptional drought. David Clarey, Journal Sentinel, 28 Mar. 2024 Between November and December, members were asked to rate every president on a scale of zero to 100 in terms of their greatness, with the average scores composing the official ranking. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 20 Feb. 2024 Today’s daily digit A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 8/10: A mainly sunny workweek end with clouds arriving and minimal wind. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2024 Scoring and Passing Criteria: The CMA exam is scored on a scale of 0 to 500, with a passing score of 360 or higher. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 2 Feb. 2024 His team gave the food scores of 8.5, 9 and 10 on a scale of 1 to 10; with 10 being the best score. The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2024 Watch sizing back then was on a scale of 0-20 and most of the models Vortic sells are 10, 12 or 16 size, something for every wrist. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The respondents were asked to rank presidents on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being a failure, 50 being average and 100 being great. Michael Lee, Fox News, 18 Feb. 2024 WalletHub evaluated the 249 cities on a scale of 21 metrics, each with differing weights, and were graded on a 100-point scale. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Feb. 2024

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“On a scale of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20scale%20of. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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