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Near enough to be involved in one of two charitable actions? (4,2,4)


I believe the answer is:

give or take

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'two charitable actions?' is the definition.
I know nothing about this answer so I can't tell whether it can be defined by this definition.

'near enough to be involved in one' is the wordplay.
I cannot really understand how this works, but
'be' could be 'take' (taking is a kind of being) and 'take' is found in the answer.
'one' could be 'o' (I've seen this in other clues) and 'o' is found within the answer.
The remaining letters 'giver' 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).

'of' acts as a link.

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I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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