lean forward
 v. phr.— «Snyder said South Korea should “lean forward just enough to get things started but without giving away leverage” on North Korea, which has in the past pocketed concessions without offering any of their own.» —“US takes slow and steady approach to urge North Korea towards peace” by Carole Landry Agence France-Press Apr. 22, 1997. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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