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Thanksgiving Toast
one of many toasts (holding up wine glasses) given before eating the traditional Thanksgiving meal in late November to express gratitude for your food, family, and friends
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5 -- Give me five ...

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asking for a high 5 to acknowledge a good thing

Hey … Give me five!

5 -- high 5 (five)

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when two people slap right hands in the air to show that something is good

We did a great job.  High 5! 

5 -- take 5 (five)

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take a short break

Ok guys … We’ve been working on this for quite a while.  Let’s take 5.

5 -- take the 5th (fifth)

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refers to the 5th amendment of the US Constitution which allows a defendent or a witness to not answer a question in the court room when being asked by a prosecuting attorney during a trial

He decided to take the 5th since he wasn’t absolutely sure about the answer to the question.

50 -- 50 is the new 40 (fifty) (forty)

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people are beginning to look younger than their real age

Conversation:

Sylvester:  Wow, I can’t believe how fab you look.

Rosanne:  Well, ya know... 50 is the new 40!

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50 -- 50/50 (fifty-fifty)

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share or do something equally

Conversation:

Billy:  Let's go 50/50 on the tab.

Rita:  That's fair ... sure.                 

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50 -- 52 pick-up (fifty-two)

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a silly joke where you ask a person (usually a child) to play, and then you throw all 52 cards on the floor to be picked up

Conversation:

Adult:  Do 'ya wanna' play 52 pick-up?  

Child:  Yeah.

Adult:  Are you ready? ... Here 'ya' go …!

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6 -- 6 degrees of separation (six)

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the theory that we are all connected to every other person in the world by a friend of a friend of a friend … 6 steps or fewer

I think it’s fascinating that according to the theory of 6 degrees of separation, all of us on Earth are linked together in some way.

6 -- 6 figures (six)

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the amount of money someone makes that is at least $100,000

My friend told me that his father makes 6 figures.  I hope to do the same some day.

6 -- 6 of 1, ½ a dozen of the other (six) (one) (half)

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it doesn’t matter; it is the same

Conversation:

Adriana:  Should we use a blue or a black pen?  

Lisa:  6 of 1, half a dozen of the other.

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