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

I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)

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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.'Answering and responding
(Definition of I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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