A character rates something on a scale from one to ten.
The results may be split into two types: Type A. An actual number. It's sometimes oddly specific or, more often, doesn't fit the scale (as in, more than ten or less than one). Type B. Not even a number, or left unanswered, for rhetorical reasons. See also Up to Eleven and Top Ten List.
Examples of type A:
Chandler: Yes, on a scale from one to ten, ten being the dumbest a person can look, you are definitely nineteen.
Iago as Jafar: No, really. On a scale of one to ten, you are an eleven.
- How drunk is he on a scale of one to ten?
Examples of type B:
- How'd it go?
- On a scale of one to ten? It sucked.
- On a scale from one to ten, this is pretty fucked up.