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plead/take the Fifth (Amendment)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishplead/take the Fifth (Amendment)plead/take the Fifth (Amendment)to refuse to give information against yourself in a court of law. People in the US sometimes use this expression humorously when they do not want to answer a question ‘I plead the Fifth’, Jack said, when his wife wanted to know where he had been. Fifth Amendment, the
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