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Measures not intended to be taken seriously? (5,5)


I believe the answer is:

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'not intended to be taken seriously?' is the definition.
I don't know anything about this answer so I cannot tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'measures' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'measures' could be 'rs' (R is an example) and 'rs' is found within the answer.
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