1. Got the lead out is an old expression that means that a person (or group of people) hurried up., as if they had lead in their pants, pulled the lead out so they could run faster or whatever... and finally hurried up.
2. Once the runner got the lead out he went up from last place to third place. Like he was running for his life. What a comeback, it was AMAZING!
by IrishDaddy2U April 14, 2010