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Justify one's desire to get hold of an expensive car (7)


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'justify one's' is the definition.
'warrant' can be an answer for 'justify' (synonyms). I am not certain of the 'one's' bit.

'desire to get hold of an expensive car' is the wordplay.
'desire' becomes 'want' (synonyms).
'to get hold of' indicates putting letters inside.
'an' becomes 'a'.
'expensive car' becomes 'rr' (abbreviation for Rolls Royce).
'want' going around 'arr' is 'WARRANT'.

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(Other definitions for warrant that I've seen before include "Call for" , "Guaranty - authorisation to make an arrest" , "Permit for arrest, search of premises, etc" , "Merit, justify" , "Writ for arrest" .)

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