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A seasonal cryptic-crossword-style clue:

"I heard Santa's little helper insult me! (7)"

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    $\begingroup$ Where's the definition? Also, generally uncommon phrases are clued word-by-word rather than as a whole. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jan 2 '16 at 16:07
  • $\begingroup$ @Deusovi just one word (your second answer). $\endgroup$ – A E Jan 2 '16 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ I meant in the clue. Cryptic clues have a definition and wordplay. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jan 2 '16 at 16:19
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, 'santa's little helper' is doing double service. Rules differ anyway. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/… $\endgroup$ – A E Jan 2 '16 at 16:39
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Hm, is it

RUDE ELF / RUDOLPH?

It wouldn't quite fit cryptic crossword style, and I'm not sure where the definition would be, but at least I sort of have the

homophone from "I heard"

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  • $\begingroup$ The clue states it is one word, so it's not your first answer. It's most likely your second answer. $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Jan 2 '16 at 15:16
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I think an answer is,

Tony Cox

Reason:

It's a 7 character.
He's an actor, who played a role of Little helper in bad santa movie released in 2003.
Check this: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Bad_Santa

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    $\begingroup$ It has two words composed of 8 letters. How does that fit the "(7)" clue? $\endgroup$ – Joel Reyes Noche Jan 2 '16 at 13:14
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting attempt, but no, not what I was going for. $\endgroup$ – A E Jan 2 '16 at 14:31
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I believe that the answer may be

SELFISH

My rationale is the following:

I heard = Anagram
Santa's little helper = ELF
insult = HISS
me! = Definition (including the exclamation point)

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice alternative answer! $\endgroup$ – A E Jan 2 '16 at 22:16
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Answer:

slander

Reason:

Slander means "a malicious, false, and defamatory statement or report." The word somewhat sounds like "S(anta's) l(ittle) helper"

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  • $\begingroup$ Nice try, but not the intended answer. $\endgroup$ – A E Jan 2 '16 at 14:30

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