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Obtain a licence to kill? (4,3)


I believe the answer is:

take out

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This might be a double definition.

'obtain a licence' is the first definition.
'take out' can be an answer for 'obtain' (taking out is a kind of obtaining). I am not sure about the 'a licence' bit.

'kill?' is the second definition.
(killing is a kind of taking out)

'to' acts as a link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for take out that I've seen before include "Kill (colloq.)" , "Remove; escort" , "kebab, perhaps" , "Extract; kill" , "As gangster, kill" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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