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Exchanges damaged red tins around mid-May (6,2)

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I believe the answer is:

trades in

'exchanges' is the definition.
(trading in is a kind of exchanging)

'damaged red tins around mid-may' is the wordplay.
'damaged' indicates anagramming the letters.
'around' is an insertion indicator.
'mid' indicates the central letters.
The middle letter of 'may' is 'a'.
'red'+'tins'='redtins'
'redtins' is an anagram of 'trdesin'.
'trdesin' enclosing 'a' is 'TRADES IN'.

(Other definitions for trades in that I've seen before include "exchanges" , "Hands over an object as part payment for a new one" , "'Hands over the old object in part payment for the new (6,2)'" .)

I've seen this clue in The Hindu.
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