Crossword Genius

Next in line making sound impression (4)


I believe the answer is:


'next in line' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'sound impression' is the wordplay.
'sound' shows a homophone (sound like).
'impression' becomes 'air' (I've seen this before).
'air' sounds like 'HEIR'.

'making' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for heir that I've seen before include "one's to inherit throne!" , "One hoping to succeed" , "Someone expected to inherit" , "One destined to succeed" , "Successor to position or estate" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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