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Grumble when husband gets in hock, perhaps (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

whine

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Here is my best explanation:

'grumble' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'husband gets in hock perhaps' is the wordplay.
'husband' becomes 'h'.
'gets in' is an insertion indicator.
'hock perhaps' becomes 'wine' (hock is a kind of wine).
'h' inserted within 'wine' is 'WHINE'.

'when' acts as a link.

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