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Re: It's a ten

Posted by ESC on December 29, 2006

In Reply to: It's a ten posted by Sahar on December 29, 2006

: Hello! I wonder what the meaning of this expression is:It's a ten.I got that from one of the episodes of Friends in which Monica was given a hair cut by phebe and she hated it and Ross said this expression to her which upsetted her even more

There was a 1979 movie - 10 - that popularized the use of 10 to mean perfect. See http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078721/ for details about the movie. "Perfect 10" is a sports competition thing and I'm sure some of the more sports-minded folks here can give more details. Urban Dictionary online says: "Perfect 10" meaning a perfect score of 10 out of 10; as if being scored by judges. Usually pertaining to sexual appeal.

But I don't know why that would upset Monica.