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  • n  the introductory section of a story
    it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter
  • n  wire connecting an antenna to a receiver or a transmitter to a transmission line

  • And a weaker lead-in would be a further blow to O'Brien, whose Tonight Show has struggled; at one point this summer, Letterman reruns were beating O'Brien originals.
  • To the extent that his lead-in matters, it helps only if it's also a compatible lead-in.
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  • Carly Sevald Savoring the ups and downs
    Remember the old Wide World of Sports lead-in; “The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat.”
    June 22, 2013 - The Oakland Press
  • Henderson County Fair gets rolling on Sunday
    Following a nice little lead-in called “Ag Daze” this weekend hosted by the Henderson Farmers Market Association, the Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and Independence Bank, the Henderson County Fair opens Sunday.
    June 21, 2013 - The Gleaner
  • Bellator Summer Series and Fight Master Open to Disappointing TV Ratings
    Bellator and Spike TV launched the new reality series Fight Master: Bellator MMA on Wednesday night with the Bellator 96 live event serving as lead-in programming. The TV ratings for the night could only be characterized as disappointing in comparison to Bellator’s strong Season 8 showing on Spike TV.
    June 21, 2013 - MMA Weekly via Yahoo! Sports

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