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Hold up English dress (4)


I believe the answer is:


'dress' is the definition.
(I know that robe is a type of gown)

'hold up english' is the wordplay.
'hold up' becomes 'rob' (as in holding up a bank).
'english' becomes 'e' (abbreviation).

(Other definitions for robe that I've seen before include "Old cloak for Boer" , "Dressing-gown" , "Christening garment" , "Clerical garment" , "Any loose flowing garment" .)

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