Be in or move into a sloping position, eg: ‘He leaned back in his chair’; incline from the perpendicular and rest for support against (something), eg: ‘a man was leaning against the wall’
A deviation from the perpendicular; an inclination. Eg: ‘the vehicle has a definite lean to the left’
Rely on or derive support from. ‘they have learned to lean on each other for support’; put pressure on (someone) to act in a certain way. ‘a determination not to allow the majority to lean on the minority’
(of a person or animal) thin, especially healthily so; having no superfluous fat.
‘his lean, muscular body’; ‘lean bacon’
i) (of an industry or company) efficient and with no wastage:
‘staff were pruned, ostensibly to produce a leaner and fitter organization’
ii) (of meat) containing little fat.
Offering little reward, substance, or nourishment; meagre. ‘the lean winter months’; ‘keep a small reserve to tide you over the lean years’
Yeah, so this is Clishmaclaver’s last day! I’m taking a loooong weekend for my Easter Break. Yay! Just wanted to leave my peeps with something suitably ‘seasonal’ though. Happy Easter! 😀 Art credit: Graceful Grandma Blogspot
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