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Refuse to boast about one's years (7)


I believe the answer is:


'refuse' is the definition.
(I know that refuse can be written as garbage)

'boast about one's years' is the wordplay.
'boast' becomes 'brag' (brag is a kind of boast).
'about' shows that the letters should be reversed in order.
'one's years' becomes 'age'.
'brag' back-to-front is 'garb'.

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for garbage that I've seen before include "Refuse - worthless talk" , "Rubbish, waste" , "Waste, refuse" , "'Refuse, rubbish (7)'" , "Litter" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Telegraph.
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