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Greek character to stop running ballet regularly, it's proposed (2,3,5)


I believe the answer is:

on the table

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'proposed' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are adjectives.
Maybe they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'greek character to stop running ballet regularly' is the wordplay.
'greek character' becomes 'theta' (letter from the Greek alphabet).
'to' says to put letters next to each other (I've seen this in other clues).
'stop running' becomes 'on' (I can't explain this - if you can you should give a lot more credence to this answer).
'regularly' indicates alternate letters (regularly take one letter, leave next etc.).
The alternate letters of 'ballet' are 'ble'.
'theta' after 'on' is 'ontheta'.
'ontheta'+'ble'='ON THE TABLE'

'it's' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for on the table that I've seen before include "open for discussion" , "Where to lay out fighting irons" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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