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Knock back drink around noon and have something to eat (7)


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'something to eat' is the definition.
(parsnip is a kind of food)

'knock back drink around' is the wordplay.
'knock' becomes 'rap' (synonyms).
'back' is a reversal indicator.
'drink around' becomes 'snip' (I can't justify this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'rap' back-to-front is 'par'.

'noon and have' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for parsnip that I've seen before include "Plant with edible white root" , "A white root vegetable" , "Pale carrot-like vegetable" , "Spar pin (anag) - vegetable" , "Yellow root vegetable" .)

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