five-oh

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five-oh

The police. The term comes from the TV show Hawaii Five-0, about police officers in Hawaii, the fiftieth (50th) state. The five-oh are closing in on us—how are we going to avoid being arrested?

5-O

verb

five-oh

and 5-O
n. the police. (From a television program, Hawaii Five-O.) If you hit me again, I’ll call the five-oh!
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