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Soldiers only destroyed trust (4,2)


I believe the answer is:

rely on

'trust' is the definition.
(relying on is a kind of trusting)

'soldiers only destroyed' is the wordplay.
'soldiers' becomes 're' (Royal Engineers).
'destroyed' indicates anagramming the letters.
'only' with letters rearranged gives 'lyon'.
're'+'lyon'='RELY ON'

(Other definitions for rely on that I've seen before include "Trust in with confidence" , "Trust, be confident in" , "Put trust in" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sunday Times and The Times.
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