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We sat around – hard work (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

sweat

'hard work' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'we sat around' is the wordplay.
'around' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'we' put inside 'sat' is 'SWEAT'.

(Other definitions for sweat that I've seen before include "Soldier" , "It's hard work" , "Toil" , "Waste (anag.)" , "(Of argument) intense" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Daily Express.
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