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Model man perhaps about to leave non-professional type (9)


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'model man perhaps about to' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this defines the answer.

'non-professional type' is the wordplay.
'non-professional' becomes 'lay' (I've seen this before).
'type' becomes 'person' (I've seen this before).

'leave' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for layperson that I've seen before include "Non-specialist" , "parishioner?" , "Amateur" , "one of his flock maybe" , "Not an expert" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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