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Dandy consuming large turkey (4)


I believe the answer is:


'turkey' is the definition.

'dandy consuming large' is the wordplay.
'dandy' becomes 'fop' ('fop' can be a synonym of 'dandy').
'consuming' is an insertion indicator.
'large' becomes 'l'.
'fop' placed around 'l' is 'FLOP'.

(Other definitions for flop that I've seen before include "turkey" , "Failure - loll" , "Fall limply - box-office failure" , "crash" , "Total failure; fall heavily" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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