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Bit of a temper shown by husband meeting superior pair of females (4)


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'bit of a temper' is the definition.
'huff' can be an answer for 'temper' (I've seen this in another clue). I am not certain of the 'bit of a' bit.

'husband meeting superior pair of females' is the wordplay.
'husband' becomes 'h' (abbreviation).
'meeting' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'superior' becomes 'U' (U can mean upper-class, as in U and non-U speech).
'pair of females' becomes 'FF' (the abbreviation for female repeated).

'shown by' is the link.

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(Other definitions for huff that I've seen before include "Fit of annoyance or ineffectual bluster" , "Sulk" , "Fit of petulance - encountered playing draughts?" , "Blow" , "Sulky fit" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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