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… lowers self for Europeans — just saying! (6)


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'lowers self' is the definition.
(to deign is to stoop to something beneath oneself)

'europeans just saying' is the wordplay.
'europeans' becomes 'Danes' (Danish people).
'just saying' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue (saying it out loud).
'danes' sounds like 'DEIGNS'.

'for' is the link.

(Other definitions for deigns that I've seen before include "Is condescending by design (6)" , "Does something beneath one's dignity" , "Singed (anag)" , "Condescends, is loftily gracious" , "Stoops, condescends" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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