Five-second rule

Main Entry:  five-second rule1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the belief that if one picks up a dropped food item very quickly, it is safe to eat
Example:  Most teenagers abide by the five-second rule.
Usage:  slang
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Main Entry:  five-second rule2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in basketball, a rule that a player has five seconds to inbound the ball on a throw-in or the ball is given to the other team
Main Entry:  five-second rule3
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in basketball, a rule that a closely-guarded player cannot hold the ball for more than five seconds without dribbling, passing, or shooting
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