a leading question

leading question

A question articulated in such a specific way as to suggest that a particular answer or piece of information is true or has been established. A: "Don't you think the mayor's office should be doing more to prevent corruption?" B: "I resent being asked such a leading question, and I can assure you we are doing all we can." She asked me when I was going to take her out on a date, and I was taken aback at such a leading question.
See also: leading, question
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a ˌleading ˈquestion

a question that you ask in a particular way in order to get the answer you want: That’s a leading question.Lawyers are experts on leading questions. You have to be very careful when you answer them.
See also: leading, question
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