lean into (someone or something)

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lean into (someone or something)

To push into or press against someone or something. People in the audience behind me kept leaning into me throughout the concert. I leaned into the door to keep people from opening it. The wind is so strong in this city that you need to lean into it when you're outside.
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There will be more than 30 breakout sessions featuring presentations by the following organizations about creating, managing and sustaining a Lean culture, developing change agents and lean facilitators, and putting the principles and tools of Lean into practice by "everybody, every day." There is also a dedicated track for Applying Lean in Healthcare.
on the one hand, TQM has very little relevance in the service sector, so its ignominy drags Lean into the depths of ridicule because of the confusion between the two terms.
To validate our Lean thinking further, we contacted Stewart & Stevenson Tactical Vehicle Systems, the manufacturer of Army Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks, which had incorporated Lean into its production line.
This helps you become a midfoot striker, which is desirable regardless of whether you lean into your stride or run completely upright.
AUTHOR JAMES WOMACK BROUGHT LEAN INTO common business parlance with his book, The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production (Simon & Schuster, 1990).
In addition to the Lean leaders presentations and case studies, one day will feature speakers from the architectural and design firms plus healthcare leaders that have successfully integrated Lean into a recent new construction project.