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Unemployed star on radio (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

idle

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Here is my best explanation:

'unemployed' is the definition.
('idle' is associated in meaning with 'unemployed')

'star on radio' is the wordplay.
'star' becomes 'idol' (idol is a kind of star).
'on radio' shows a homophone (sound like).
'idol' is a homophone of 'IDLE'.

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for idle that I've seen before include "Monty Python team member", "without basis", "Circus entertainer", "Lied about doing nothing", "Of engine, tick over", "Trivial", "Good-for-nothing", "Not occupied", "Unemployed" and "loiter aimlessly".)

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