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Vets manage with small underwear (5)


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'vets manage with small underwear' is the definition.
I can't tell whether this definition defines the answer.

'vets manage with small' is the wordplay.
'manage with' indicates anagramming the letters (I've seen 'managed' mean this).
'small' becomes 's' (abbreviation - e.g. clothes size).
'vets' with its letters mixed up with 's' gives 'VESTS'.

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(Another definition for vests that I've seen is " Sleeveless garments".)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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