bury the lead(redirected from they buried the lead)
bury the lead
In journalism, to open a news article with secondary or superfluous information, thus relegating the central premise (the lead, which usually occupies this position) to a later part. "Lead" in this sense is sometimes written as "lede." I don't usually have time to read news articles all the way to the end, so it really annoys me when they bury the lead.
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