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Demonstrating about exhibition that's been cancelled (7,3)


I believe the answer is:

showing off

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'demonstrating' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both to do with perception as well as being present participle verbs.
Maybe there's a link between them I don't understand?

'exhibition that's been cancelled' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'exhibition' could be 'showing' and 'showing' is located in the answer.
'cancelled' could be 'off' (similar in meaning) and 'off' is located in the answer.
This accounts for all the letters.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'about' acts as a link.

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(Another definition for showing off that I've seen is " Behaving ostentatiously".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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