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Exposed when kicked out of bed? (8)


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'exposed' is the definition.
('debunk' can be a synonym of 'expose')

'kicked out of bed?' is the wordplay.
'kicked out of' becomes 'de' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'bed?' becomes 'bunked' (bunking is a kind of bedding).

'when' is the link.

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(Other definitions for debunked that I've seen before include "Uncovered pretentious or false claims and ideas" , "ruined reputation?" , "Cut down to size!" , "Showed to be false or incorrect" , "Showed up as false or exaggerated" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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