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Eagerly accept the French whelp (3,2)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

lap up

Here is my best explanation:

'eagerly accept' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'the french whelp' is the subsidiary indication.

'the french' becomes 'la'.

'whelp' becomes 'pup' ('pup' can be a synonym of 'whelp').

'la'+'pup'='lapup'

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for lap up that I've seen before include "Eagerly enjoy", "Drink (water) like a dog", "motor race by some distance?", "Eagerly accept", "Take in willingly (with the tongue?)", "Take in avidly", "of future monarch?", "Scoop", "Accept with obvious pleasure" and "Assimilate with relish".)

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