lean forward
 v. phr.— «In the parlance of hurricane preparedness, Chertoff made clear in the letter that the federal government is “leaning forward” to assist Louisiana this hurricane season, something it was accused of failing to do last year. He said the federal government has prestaged an unprecedented amount of emergency supplies throughout the region.» —“Chertoff cites gaps in storm preparation” by Bill Walsh Times-Picayune (New Orleans, Louisiana) June 18, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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