Fancy seeing us as clever people! (8)
I believe the answer is:
'clever people' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both people as well as being plural nouns.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?
'fancy seeing us' is the wordplay.
'fancy' indicates anagramming the letters.
'seeingus' with letters rearranged gives 'GENIUSES'.
'as' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for geniuses that I've seen before include "People of extraordinary mental powers" , "Brainboxes" , "Brains" , "great minds" , "Very clever, original, people" .)