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give a lead

To do something so that others will do it too. The kids would probably understand what you want them to do if you gave a lead on it first.
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give a ˈlead (on something)

give people encouragement to do something by doing it yourself first: The government should give a lead on protection of the environment.
See also: give, lead
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