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Boring victory paid off (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

vapid

Here is my best explanation:

'boring' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'victory paid off' is the subsidiary indication.

'victory' becomes 'v'.

'off' is an anagram indicator.

'paid' with letters rearranged gives 'apid'.

'v'+'apid'='vapid'

This clue was last seen in Mirror

(Other definitions for vapid that I've seen before include "Dull and boring", "Offering no stimulation", "Insipid - lacking significance", "Insipid or uninteresting", "Dull - uninteresting", "Dull, insipid, flat", "Insipid, empty", "Dull and tasteless", "Boring, flat" and "Boring or lifeless".)

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