plead the Fifth (Amendment)

plead the Fifth (Amendment)
take/plead/the Fifth (Amendment) often humorous phrase
to say that you do not want to answer a question
Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym
Main entry: Fifth Amendment

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  • I plead the Fifth (Amendment) — I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) American, 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. (sometimes + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • (the) Fifth Amendment — the Fifth Amendment UK US the part of the US constitution that says that anyone accused of a crime does not have to give information in court if it proves that they are guilty http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/fifth amendment the …   Useful english dictionary

  • the Fifth Amendment — UK / US the part of the US constitution that says that anyone accused of a crime does not have to give information in court if it proves that they are guilty • take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) often humorous to say that you do not want to answer… …   English dictionary

  • plead the Fifth — see ↑fifth, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑plead * * * take/plead the ˈfifth idiom (US) to make use of the right to refuse to answer questions in court about a crime, because you may give information which will make it seem that you are guilty From the …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the Fifth (Amendment) — take/plead/the Fifth (Amendment) often humorous phrase to say that you do not want to answer a question Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: Fifth Amendment …   Useful english dictionary

  • plead the Fifth — verb To invoke the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves. Syn: take the fifth …   Wiktionary

  • plead the fifth (to) —  Refuse to divulge information. The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows citizens not to answer questions in court when their response would incriminate themselves …   American business jargon

  • I take the Fifth (Amendment) — I take/plead the Fifth (Amendment) American, 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. (sometimes + on) …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the fifth amendment — take the fifth (amendment) to avoid answering a question, esp. that could cause embarrassment. I plead the fifth I don t know where your girlfriend went! …   New idioms dictionary

  • take/plead the Fifth — chiefly US : to refuse to answer questions in a court of law because your answers might be harmful to you or might show that you have committed a crime When called to testify, he took the Fifth. often used figuratively He took the Fifth [=he… …   Useful english dictionary

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