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Foreign cash drain is awkward (5)


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'foreign cash' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how they can define each other.

'drain is awkward' is the wordplay.
'is awkward' indicates anagramming the letters.
'drain' anagrammed gives 'DINAR'.

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(Other definitions for dinar that I've seen before include "Iraqi capital" , "foreign currency" , "Unit of currency in former Yugoslavia and other Middle East countries" , "N African capital" , "Currency of Algeria, Tunisia, Kuwait etc" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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