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Resigned expression from most of crew in water? (5,2)


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heigh ho

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(Other definitions for heigh ho that I've seen before include "Oh well" , "Ah, well" , "Bored expression" , "never mind" , "Well, there you go!" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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