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They're among the silliest things you can get from bullies (4)


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'bullies' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both to do with communicating as well as being verbs in their -s form.
Perhaps you can see a link between them that I can't see?

'they're among the silliest things you can get' is the wordplay.
'LIES' is hidden in amongst the letters.
However, I'm uncertain how the hidden word is indicated.

'from' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for lies that I've seen before include "Is prone" , "Falsehoods and prevarications" , "Untruths" , "golfing situations" , "Falsehood" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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