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Sheltered by Christian, I get into trouble (3,2)


I believe the answer is:

cop it

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'get into trouble' is the definition.
(to cop it is to receive punishment)

'sheltered by christian i' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'i' is within the answer.
'christian' could be 'copt' (member of the Coptic Church, a Christian church) and 'copt' is found within the leftover letters.
No letters remain.
This explanation may well be incorrect...

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(Other definitions for cop it that I've seen before include ""get in loads of trouble!"" , "Be punished" , "Get into trouble; be killed" , "Get it in the neck" , "Suffer the consequences!" .)

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