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Turn back lever and have a great time (5)


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'have a great time' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't understand how they can define each other.

'turn back lever' is the wordplay.
'turn back' is a reversal indicator.
'lever' in reverse letter order is 'REVEL'.

'and' is the link.

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(Other definitions for revel that I've seen before include "Take part in lively and noisy festivities" , "Make merry; luxuriate (in)" , "Celebrate noisily" , "party" , "Have noisy fun" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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