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English definition of “I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)”

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I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)

US humorous
something that you say in order to tell someone you are not going to answer a question: "So, who do you like best, Jenny or Kim?" "Sorry, I take the Fifth on that."
Translations of “I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 表示拒絕回答…
in Chinese (Simplified) 表示拒绝回答…
(Definition of I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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