lean in

See also: leanin'

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lean in (third-person singular simple present leans in, present participle leaning in, simple past and past participle leaned in or leant in)

  1. To shift one's weight forward; to lean forward or towards something.
  2. To proactively take charge of a situation; to be bold in exerting one's will in a situation.
    • 2011, Sheryl Sandberg, Forrestal Lecture at the United States Naval Academy.
      We need to find a way for women to not drop out, but to lean in to their careers and give them the flexibility they need to stay in the workforce.

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