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Makes footballers be quiet -- one's working inside (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

fashions

Here is my best explanation:

'makes' is the definition.

(fashioning is a kind of making)

'footballers be quiet one's working inside' is the subsidiary indication.

'footballers' becomes 'fa' (Football Association abbreviation).

'be quiet' becomes 'sh'.

'one's' becomes 'is' ('I' can be a synonym of 'one').

'working' becomes 'on'.

'inside' is an insertion indicator.

'is' placed around 'on' is 'ions'.

'fa'+'sh'+'ions'='fashions'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for fashions that I've seen before include "Trends and styles as in clothes" and "Styles or vogues".)

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