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Awful bores at university become more realistic (5,2)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sober up

Here is my best explanation:

'become more realistic' is the definition.

('sober up' can be a synonym of 'become more realistic')

'awful bores at university' is the subsidiary indication.

'awful' indicates an anagram.

'at university' becomes 'up'.

'bores' anagrammed gives 'sober'.

'sober'+'up'='soberup'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Another definition for sober up that I've seen is "Become less drunk".)

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