The best response to temporarily put off, or get out of, nearly anything. Most effective when combined with the terms "Like" or "About." Contains many useful applications:

1) Buying time

2) Fooling the other person into thinking you will do something when you actually have no intention to, and hoping they forget

3) Using it multiple times until the desired effect is achieved

(see below)
ex1) "Hey son, would you pause that game and clean your room for me?"
"Sure. Just gimme like five minutes."

ex2) "It's your birthday today? Of course I know...hey I'll be over in about 5 minutes and we'll hang out." (unsuspected birthday gift card run to the supermarket, as if you actually remembered)

ex3) "Good morning honey, time to get up for work."

" Five minutes."

(One hour later)

"Hey it's been an hour--get up already!!"

"Alright, five minutes."
by Oatmeal raisin the dead February 20, 2010
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Person 1: Ok babe, I’ll be home in five minutes
Person 2: Oh fuck.
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The "rule" prominant in high school that allegedly states that if a teacher is not present in the classroom five minutes after the final bell has rung to indicate class has begun, the class may leave.

Although this rule has been tested, no conclusive evidence has been gathered to rule on whether this rule is real or not.
After sitting in the dark classroom for five minutes without a teacher, the majority of the class decided to follow the Five Minute Rule, so they got up and went to the cafeteria.
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When talking to someone of the opposite gender over some sort of electronic contraption, such as instant messaging, text messaging, or other alternate forms of communication, the rule states that if said person does not respond to a message in the time of five minutes, that they have either left, or are not paying attention to you. In most cases, this spells doom for relationships, but if your are talking to someone with a short attention span, this may be understandably excused with the necessary punishment of one minute of shunning.
Guy One: Dude, I was talking to that girl but she didn't respond for a few minutes so I used the five minute rule. I dont think she liked it.....

Guy Two: Yea, but its necessary to uphold justice in the social system....
by Artaxias September 07, 2009
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That one person that’s good as a friend for five minutes until you realize they’re annoying as hell. You’re friends with them more out of obligation and classroom necessity than out of free will.
Yo Kryslin was cool at first until I realized she was actually a try hard and a five minute friend.
by kalesorcererlawn October 04, 2019
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-A girl that you can talk to for five minutes or less, and already have her agreeing to sleep with you.
Shawn: Hey Phillip, did you hear about that girl Anne? She's totally a five minute girl.
Phillip: She can't be as good as Lindsey, it took me only ten seconds to get in her pants.
by unconquerable13 December 21, 2011
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Teacher : Let's take a five minute break
Class: "YAY!!!!"
Class: *Takes half a breath*
Teacher: Alrightyyy, now that you've had your break, let's get back to work!
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