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Standard weapon in particular speech (8)


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'particular speech' is the definition.
'parlance' can be an answer for 'speech' (thesaurus). I am not certain of the 'particular' bit.

'standard weapon' is the wordplay.
'standard' becomes 'par' (standard of play in golf).
'weapon' becomes 'lance' (lance is a kind of weapon).

'in' is the link.

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(Other definitions for parlance that I've seen before include "Way of speaking" , "Conversation" , "Language" , "Earn clap for vocabulary of particular subject" , "Manner of speaking peculiar to a specific group" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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