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take five

To take a short break, about five minutes. I've been painting all morning, can I please take five? All right, fellas, take five.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

take five

take a short break; relax.
Five here is short for ‘a five-minute 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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

take five

/ten Slang
To take a short rest or break, as of five or ten minutes.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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