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One worked for a long time (3)


I believe the answer is:


'long time' is the definition.
(I know that eon is a type of long time)

'one worked' is the wordplay.
'worked' indicates anagramming the letters.
'one' with letters rearranged gives 'EON'.

'for a' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for eon that I've seen before include "Major division of geological time" , "billion years" , "Immense period" , "thousand million years" , "plenty of time" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror.
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