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Unemployed star on radio (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

idle

Here is my best explanation:

'unemployed' is the definition.

('idle' can be similar in meaning to 'unemployed')

'star on radio' is the subsidiary indication.

'star' becomes 'idol' (idol is a kind of star).

'on radio' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.

'idol' is a homophone of 'idle'.

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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