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Gradually becoming less safe in government (8)


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'gradually becoming less' is the definition.
The answer and definition are not the same part of speech.

'safe in government' is the wordplay.
'safe' becomes 'peter' (slang term for a safe).
'government' becomes 'g' (abbreviation for government).

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