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Partner who's gone to pot? Hardly (6,4)


I believe the answer is:

better half

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'partner' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'gone to pot? hardly' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'pot?' could be 'bet' (pot is a kind of bet) and 'bet' is present in the answer.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'who's' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for better half that I've seen before include "Wife (colloq.)" , "One's spouse" , "partner" , "Husband" , "Spouse (informal)" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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