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Work in regressive places for bung (4,2)

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I believe the answer is:

stop up

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Here is my best explanation:

'bung' is the definition.

'work in regressive places for' is the subsidiary indication.

'work' becomes 'op' (abbreviation for opus).

'in' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'regressive' says the letters should be written backwards.

'places for' becomes 'puts' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should give a lot more credence to this answer).

'puts' backwards is 'stup'.

'op' placed into 'stup' is 'stopup'.

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for stop up that I've seen before include "close", "Don't retire here", "Don't go to bed early", "Cork" and "Block (eg an earth)".)

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