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French leader getting sick and conking out (7)

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failing

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'conking out' is the definition.
('fail' can be a synonym of 'conk out')

'french leader getting sick' is the wordplay.
'french leader getting' becomes 'f' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'sick' becomes 'ailing' (similar in meaning).
'f'+'ailing'='FAILING'

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(Other definitions for failing that I've seen before include "conking out" , "Weak point" , "becoming frail" , "Flunking" , "Defect" .)

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