lead in


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lead (on) in

To guide someone in (to something or some place.) Please don't lead your students in until the principal has finished giving his speech. The officer led us in when the judge was ready to hear our case.
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lead in

 (to something)
1. to begin something; to work into something. Let me lead into the first number with a little talk about the composer. I'll lead in, then you pick up the melody.
2. to make a transition into something; to segue into something. Now, we will lead into the second scene with a little soft orchestral music. The soft music will lead in, then the curtains will open.
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The two teams could hardly have had more contrasting lead ins to the game with Dublin slowly finding their form two long years after they last looked like a side with genuine All-Ireland credentials.
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After long maintaining a comfortable lead in two of the most hotly contested dayparts, with "Good Morning America" and "ABC World News Tonight With Peter Jennings," the Alphabet web now plays second fiddle to NBC, with the Peacock's "Today" and "NBC Evening News" both on the rise.
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