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Figure to get one for half a dollar (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

idol

Here is my best explanation:

'figure' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'one for half a dollar' is the subsidiary indication.

'one' becomes 'i' (roman numeral).

'for' says to put letters next to each other.

'half' means to take half the letters.

'dollar' halved 'dol'.

'i'+'dol'='idol'

'to get' is the link.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for idol that I've seen before include "blue-eyed boy", "Billy", "Superstar; graven image", "Object of excessive adoration", "Pin-up", "Greatly admired person", "Worshipped statue", "Image, object of adoration", "Worshipped figure (not painting); revered person" and "Object of reverence".)

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