Meaning of take five in English:

take five


informal North American
  • Have a short break.

    • ‘there was a newsreel crew taking five at a little café nearby’
    • ‘F has now gone and I am just taking five to chill again before commencing more bagging/boxing!’
    • ‘Sometimes it's obvious that everyone took five and smoked a joint the size of a rolled-up Sunday New York Times.’
    • ‘Whatever you said to them can come in and there's just a minefield of things, if you actually wanted to represent this low-life that you tell him to go ahead take five.’
    • ‘Whenever you feel your brain doing the stress sizzle, take five.’