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Peacock in mating frenzy on the way (5)


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

'in mating frenzy on the way' is the wordplay.
'in mating frenzy' becomes 'st' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'the way' becomes 'rut' (rut is a kind of way).

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(Other definitions for strut that I've seen before include "Supporting bar", "Walk proudly like metal support", "supporter", "Rigid support", "Walk arrogantly".)