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Appraise organ aloft (3,2)


I believe the answer is:

eye up

'appraise' is the definition.
(eye up can mean to appraise or evaluate visually)

'organ aloft' is the wordplay.
'organ' becomes 'eye' (eye is a kind of organ).
'aloft' becomes 'up' (up above).
'eye'+'up'='EYE UP'

(Other definitions for eye up that I've seen before include "Look at (someone) as a potential partner" , "Look at (someone) appraisingly" , "Ogle" , "Consider sexual attractiveness of (someone)" , "study" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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