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Housework finished at home, with pig outside (9)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

hoovering

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Here is my best explanation:

'housework' is the definition.

'finished at home with pig outside' is the subsidiary indication.

'finished' becomes 'over' ('over' can be similar in meaning to 'finished'**).

'at home' becomes 'in' ('in' can be similar in meaning to 'at home').

'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'pig' becomes 'hog' ('hog' can be a synonym of 'pig').

'outside' indicates putting letters inside.

'over'+'in'='overin'

'overin' inserted into 'hog' is 'hoovering'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for hoovering that I've seen before include "domestic chore", "sucking up" and "Domestic chore".)

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