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Everyone enters fish trade? Nonsense! (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

codswallop

Here is my best explanation:

'nonsense' is the definition.

(seen before)

'everyone enters fish trade?' is the subsidiary indication.

'everyone' becomes 'all' (**).

'enters' indicates putting letters inside.

'fish' becomes 'cod' (cod is a kind of fish).

'trade?' becomes 'swop' ('swop' can be a synonym of 'trade').

'cod'+'swop'='codswop'

'all' inserted within 'codswop' is 'codswallop'.

(Other definitions for codswallop that I've seen before include "Nonsense (colloq.)", "Baloney" and "Hogwash".)

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