It's as if he just needed to make up his 90 percent metric because, well, above 90 percent sounds very dire—it's almost there!
A metric which speaks for itself: we counted but nine black people in the crowd.
Now, salary is not the only metric to look at: my MBA helped me get a career as a business journalist, which I love.
Total visitors and a metric of visitors divided by residents were weighted equally to determine the overall rank.
In the U.S., strict government quotas limit the annual catch to 957 metric tons.
The metric system was originated by the French Academy of Sciences during the latter part of the 18th century.
The metric symbols are treated as abbreviations but the chemical symbols are not.
Although the railways were different, the metric system prevailed as in the greater part of the globe.
The latter was the only one that was under the metric carat.
Then, besides this faculty of clear vision, you have to consider the faculty of metric vision.
"pertaining to the system of measures based on the meter," 1855, from French métrique, from mèter (see meter (n.2)). In this sense, metrical is attested from 1797.
"science of versification," 1760, from Greek he metrike "prosody," plural of metron "meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion" (see meter (n.1)).
metric met·ric1 (mět'rĭk)
Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.