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I see nothing well after turning up for performance (3-2)

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I believe the answer is:

hoo-ha

Here is my best explanation:

'performance' is the definition.

'i see nothing well after turning up' is the subsidiary indication.

'i see' becomes 'ah' (exclamation used to indicate understanding).

'nothing' becomes 'o' (looks like zero - 0).

'well' becomes 'oh' (both are exclamations of surprise).

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

'turning up' says the letters should be written in reverse.

'ah'+'o'+'oh'='ahooh'

'ahooh' reversed gives 'hooha'.

'for' is the link.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for hoo-ha that I've seen before include "Noisy confusion", "Kerfuffle", "In slang, it's a commotion", "Fuss, commotion", "Great fuss", "Song and dance", "Fuss (informal)", "Noisy fuss", "Big fuss" and "Disturbance".)

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