plead the fifth

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To invoke the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which protects witnesses from being forced to incriminate themselves.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'plead the fifth':

plead the fifthTo refuse to answer a question, or refuse to speak, especially when the response would reflect badly on the speaker.
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