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Take control with Globe customers on tube, minutes away (4,3,8)


I believe the answer is:

wear the trousers

Here is my best explanation:

'take control' is the definition.
(as in wearing the trousers in a relationship)

'with globe customers on tube minutes away' is the wordplay.
'with' becomes 'w' (abbreviation).
'globe' becomes 'earth' (synonyms).
'customers' becomes 'users' (I've seen this before).
'on' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'tube minutes away' becomes 'etro' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'users' after 'etro' is 'etrousers'.
'w'+'earth'+'etrousers'='WEAR THE TROUSERS'

This clue was last seen in The Times