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Hang on: one way to get a tip? (4,3,2)


I believe the answer is:

wait for it

'hang on' is the definition.
(phrase used to tell someone to hang on or wait)

'one way to get a tip?' is the wordplay.
I cannot really see how this works, but
'one' could be 'i' (Roman numeral) and 'i' is found in the answer.
'way' could be 'w' (Compass direction - West) and 'w' is located in the answer.
'to' could be 'for' and 'for' is found within the answer.
'a' is found in the answer.
The remaining letters 'tit' is a valid word which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

(Another definition for wait for it that I've seen is " What may be said to pump you up".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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