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  1. take the Fifth, take the Fifth Amendment(verb)

    refuse to testify by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which states that nobody may be forced to testify as a witness against himself or herself

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  1. take the fifth(Verb)

    To decline to comment, especially on grounds that it might be incriminating.

  2. Origin: A reference to the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states, among other things, that it may not be required of one to testify against oneself.

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