Definition of cover story noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cover story

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  1. 1the main story in a magazine, that goes with the picture shown on the front cover
  2. 2a story that is invented in order to hide something, especially a person’s identity or their reasons for doing something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cover story