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Slander REM as "pants" (5)


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Here is my best explanation:

'slander' is the definition.

('smear' can be a synonym of 'slander')

'rem as pants' is the subsidiary indication.

'pants' is an anagram indicator (UK informal term for \'nonsense\' or \'rubbish\').


'remas' is an anagram of 'smear'.

(Other definitions for smear that I've seen before include "Slanderous denigration of character", "Blot or daub", "Sully", "Greasy/sticky mark", "Dirty mark; aspersion", "Spread a greasy or sticky substance over something", "Besmirch", "Defame", "Smudge" and "Unwarranted accusation".)


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