bury the lede

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bury the lede (third-person singular simple present buries the lede, present participle burying the lede, simple past and past participle buried the lede)

  1. (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.

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