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It's hard work sorting waste (5)


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'it's hard work' is the definition.

'sorting waste' is the wordplay.
'waste' can be anagrammed to 'SWEAT'.
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(Other definitions for sweat that I've seen before include "It's hard work" , "Salty fluid secreted by the body" , "(Of argument) intense" , "Male perspiration?" , "Soldier" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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