- lead with one's chin,
- lead-pipe cinch,
- leadbeater's cockatoo,
Origin of lead-up
Examples from the Web for lead-up
Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida—the same jail in which he was held during some of the lead-up to his July trial.
And in the lead-up to election night, some rebels even declared their preference for Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Even in the lead-up to Illinois, local party leaders are finding it hard to muster enthusiasm for Mitt.Fed-Up Press Ready to Call the Republican Race, But the Math Matters|John Avlon|March 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the lead-up to Tuesday's primary, the candidates have made several digs at one another.Ohio Democrats Square Off on Super Tuesday Undercard|Caitlin Dickson|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Many Iranian M.P.s have been jockeying for power in the lead-up to parliamentary elections scheduled for next spring.
He had the lead-up to the places where the manufactured goods were to be stored.Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist|Harlan Page Halsey