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lead off

1. To take the first action in a particular situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lead" and "off." I'll lead off with my concerns about the project, if you want.
2. To escort someone somewhere. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "lead" and "off." Can you please lead this group of students off to the auditorium? A: "Where's Adam?" B: "He just led off the first tour group."
3. In baseball or softball, to bat first in a lineup. Justin usually leads off for us. Who is leading off this inning?
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lead someone or something off

to guide someone or something away. The guide led the hikers off on the adventure of their lives. The dog owners led off their animals and they awaited the decision of the judges.
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lead off (with someone or something)

[for a person, process, or performance] to begin with someone or something. The musical revue led off with a bassoon trio. Sharon, the singer, will lead off tonight.
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lead off

to be the first one to go or leave. You lead off. I'll follow. Mary led off and the others followed closely behind.
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lead off

Begin, start, go first. For example, We have a panel of three speakers, so will you lead off? [c. 1800]
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lead off

v.
1. To cause something to begin or start; inaugurate something: Do you want me to lead off the discussion with some comments? The secretary led the meeting off with some announcements.
2. To guide someone or something away: The counselor led the campers off to their bunks.
3. Baseball To be the first batter in an inning: The batter who led off in the first inning scored a home run.
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Recent FMB research shows that skills shortages across construction are already at a record high, and this will only worsen if poorly thoughtthrough policies lead us off a cliff edge in terms of our access to skilled EU workers.
"A hard Brexit will lead us off a cliff edge towards higher food prices with a triple whammy of punishing tariffs, customs checks and workforce shortages" - Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem European Union spokesman and former deputy prime minister.
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He said: "A hard Brexit will lead us off a cliff edge towards higher food prices, with a triple whammy of punishing tariffs, Customs checks and workforce shortages.
"Caeleb wanted to get out in open water, lead us off and the only thing I said to them 'I'm going to try and get you guys as much open water as I can'," said Phelps.
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Our guides, Helen and Matt, lead us off to location number one: St John's Church, where Donna Noble disappeared on her wedding day.
There are several factors, largely beyond our control, that could lead us off course.
Chesters newly appointed Chief Executive Steve Ashton reflecting on the vacancy said,"I will lead us off the pitch, but we need to find the man to take us forward on it.
"Del (Buono) did a great job to lead us off with one, so I think that got everybody fired up.
"This is a strong message to the leadership of the American Jewish community that the members of the American Jewish community are not marching in lockstep behind them as they lead us off this cliff," said Jeremy Ben-Ami, executive director of J Street.
New York State Assemblyman and chair of the Energy Committee, Paul Tonko, says about alternative energy, "We want to introduce as many alternatives as possible and lead us off of the dependency of a single-based fuel economy." It is apparent that this objective is well underway.
I was positively faint when he told me that I had to ski in front of him and lead us off the mountain.
There were some subtle problems detected that could lead us off course if not dealt with.
The 33-year-old said: "It sounds more dramatic than it was but we had about 10 security guards lead us off the pitch, all wearing standard-issue suits and ties and radios.