five and fly n. (baseball) a five-inning pitching performance followed by a withdrawal (in order to qualify as the winning pitcher without finishing the game); (military academies) combined education and service lasting no more than the required five years. Editorial Note: Often attributive. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. Ben Zimmer says:

    A variant, in both baseball and military usage, is five and dive.

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