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Almost fell over receiving shocking treatment when put back in (9)


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'back in' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'almost fell over receiving shocking treatment' is the wordplay.
'almost fell over' becomes 'reeled' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'receiving' means one lot of letters goes inside another.
'shocking treatment' becomes 'ect' (electro-convulsive therapy).
'reeled' enclosing 'ect' is 'REELECTED'.

'when put' acts as a link.
This may not be right. Some or all of it may be part of another bit of the clue.

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(Another definition for reelected that I've seen is " Back in".)

I've seen this clue in The Irish Times.
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