Crossword Genius

In East End that man's going to relent (4,3)


I believe the answer is:

ease off

This clue is a double definition.

'in east end that man's going' is the first definition.
(sounds like he's off said with cockney accent)

'relent' is the second definition.

'to' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for ease off that I've seen before include "relax" , "Remove some pressure" , "Throttle back" , "relieve tension" , "Slacken gradually" .)

I've seen this clue in The Everyman puzzle in The Observer.
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