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Self-confidence to increase after guy is put in class (10)


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'put in class' is the definition.
'categorise' can be an answer for 'class' ('class'->'categorize' is in my internal thesaurus and 'ize'->'ise'). I am not certain of the 'put in' bit.

'self-confidence to increase after guy' is the wordplay.
'self confidence' becomes 'ego'.
'to increase' becomes 'rise' (rise is a kind of increase**).
'after' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'guy' becomes 'cat' (I've seen this in other clues).
'egorise' after 'cat' is 'CATEGORISE'.

'is' is the link.

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(Other definitions for categorise that I've seen before include "Sort" , "Classify" , "class" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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