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He’s on the staff (3)


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I believe this clue is a double definition.

'he's' is the first definition.

'the staff' is the second definition.
(both can mean a stick or cane)

'on' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for rod that I've seen before include "Angler's cane" , "Spare it and spoil the child, they used to say" , "Measurement" , "Cane used for flogging" , "Flexible stick for 11 Down" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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