bury the lede
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- bury the lead (non-US and some US)
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- (idiomatic, US, journalism) To begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.
- The news account started by recounting details of the candidate's appearance and buried the lede by not mentioning his new call for tax reform until the 19th paragraph.
- BLUF (chiefly US military)