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Peeved by the description "An expert on weapons" (2,2,4)


I believe the answer is:

up in arms

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'peeved' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'description an expert on weapons' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite see how this works, but
'an' could be 'i' (Roman numeral for one) and 'i' is found in the answer.
'weapons' could be 'arms' ('arm' can be a synonym of 'weapon') and 'arms' is located in the answer.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

'by the' is the link.

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(Other definitions for up in arms that I've seen before include "Weapons expert should be" , "Better prepared for battle" , "Protesting angrily - with weapons aloft?" , "Indignant" , "Rioting" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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