Definition of “I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)” - English Dictionary

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“I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)” in British English

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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."

(Definition of “I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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