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take five

Sl. to take a five-minute rest period; to take a short break. Okay, everybody. Take five! Hey, Bob. I'm tired. Can we take five?
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take five

Relax, take some time off from what one is doing, as in We've been at it long enough; let's take five. This term is short for "take five minutes off." [Slang; first half of 1900s] For a synonym, see take a break.
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take five

tv. to take a five-minute break. She told them to take five, but they turned the five into fifty.
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take five

/ten Slang
To take a short rest or break, as of five or ten minutes.
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