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Composer taking short breaks before the end of August (5)

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I believe the answer is:

holst

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'composer' is the definition.
(Gustav Holst)

'taking short breaks before the end of august?' is the wordplay.
'taking short breaks' becomes 'hols' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'before' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'the end of' suggests the final letters.
The last letter of 'august' is 't'.
'hols'+'t'='HOLST'

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(Other definitions for holst that I've seen before include "He scored" , "Scorer" , "Gustav --, English composer" , "musical writer" , "British composer, 1874-1934" .)

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