five-oh

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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Now police are urging parents to keep an eye on their kids and have promised to take action, warning: "The five-oh will be coming to a front door near you soon."
This year deserves a mention because it was the big five-oh.
As he careers towards the big Five-Oh next year Chris Evans has been getting a lot of expert help.
Or declare that their ideal woman would be 21-35 on internet dating sites when they are clearly heading for the big five-oh themselves.
In a scene reminiscent of the supporting cast of the famous music video, Thriller, a band of Awali Golf Club's finest fossils staggered forth from their dark hideaways to compete in the club's Seniors Championship, with the field restricted to those who had reached the big five-oh. Proving that trends can be bucked and that 50 is the new 70, with their zimmer frames stored temporarily away as also their hearing aids, the myopic gathering slithered around the course following a crack of dawn start.
To return to my earlier point on training for the big five-oh, let's make it compulsory and, above all, realistic.
With only a few days to go before I reach the big five-oh, not only has the NHS asked me to do unspeakable things with my poo, but the news gods have been doing their best to put a dampener on my big day.
It's Valentine's Day, and Jackie Hoffman is onstage at Joe's Pub, the East Village cabaret space, giving "the gift of hatred for the day of love." Never mind that the New York Times called Jackie Five-Oh!, her sixth original one-woman show, "savagely funny," or that The Addams Family, the Broadway musical in which she plays the cackling, scene-stealing grandma, is a commercial hit.
You see, "Quality with Conviction" is the slogan of the Big House Burger Joint, whose menu includes items such as the "San Quentin" breakfast (the "Lifer," a big breakfast, or the "Short-timer," something a bit smaller), "Folsom Fries," "Sing Sing Rings," and "The Five-Oh," as well as an a la carte menu ("Solitary Confinement"), and whose walls are plastered with Wanted posters and mug shots.
If he was watching from Hawaii - presumably hoping not to get beaten five-oh - he'd have heard them singing: "You fat Cockney b***d, get out of our club."
6-9, 2010, when IFA celebrates the Big Five-Oh at the Convention Center and Marriott RiverCenter Hotel.
For the occasion, I had run away with my husband, to a place called "The Secret Garden", to avoid being confronted with the harsh reality of turning the big "five-oh" on the grand scale, so often expected at such a milestone.
Jack 'King' Kirby is co-creator of the Marvel Comics line; "Kirby Five-Oh!" is a celebration of his 50-year career gathers regular columnists from the Jack Kirby Collector magazine to provide the best Kirby story published each year, from 1938-87.
Margaret Webb Pressler WASHINGTON--For some people, it's hitting the big five-oh that really hurts--that is, dropping $50 on a tank of gas.
Even though his curly, golden-white hair and beard confirm that the big "five-oh" passed into his rearview mirror two years back.