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Pan-Syrian manoeuvres tell a story (4,1,4)


I believe the answer is:

spin a yarn

'tell a story' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'pan-syrian manoeuvres' is the wordplay.
'manoeuvres' indicates an anagram (letters manoeuvred in a new way).
'pansyrian' anagrammed gives 'SPIN A YARN'.

(Other definitions for spin a yarn that I've seen before include "Pin Aryans down to tell a tall or invented story" , "A textile worker might" , "tell a complicated story?" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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