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Hi, everyone. I have a question.
And the heat waves so intense, temperatures could feel like they are well into the triple digits today in New York City and Washington D.C.
Are the temperatures over 100 degree, just 100 degree or close to 100 degree?
Thank you in advance!!!
Yes, Bob is right: "triple figures", "triple digits", "three figure numbers" are all ways of saying that the figure is more than 100. As Bob says, 100°F is just under 38°C, so not as hot as it sounds (but hot enough!).
Motor enthusiasts also use this phrase to talk about speed: "I knocked it up into sixth gear and by 4,000 rpm I was [doing] well into triple digits".
Thank you very much!
We use Celsiur scale. I'm not quite sure what does 'well into' mean.
'Well into triple-digit temperatures' means the temperature is over 100 degrees, right?
Last edited by lovecindy; 11-Jun-2008 at 15:32.
Yes. "Well into" means "considerably over", not "just into".
Just into triple digits would be 100 to (say) 105
Well into triple digits would be 120 to (say) 900
(the numbers could be anything, but you get the idea)