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I was listening to the song "Red Dirt Girl" by Emmylou Harris, and didn't understand one of the lyrics: "her mama leaned hard." What does this mean?

Her daddy turned mean and her mama leaned hard

Got in trouble with a boy from town

I did find one definition from this blog, but it doesn't seem to be what I am looking for: "To lean hard you must get under God’s feet and submit to His plans and purposes, even if you do not see them fully or understand them at all. Leaning means shifting all the weight of the burden from your shoulders to His."

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    I don’t know what it really means, but I don’t see why you’ve dismissed the definition you found. – Jim Mar 13 '18 at 15:50
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    From the context, I would say it means that her mama rebelled against her daddy when he got mean. – JonLarby Mar 14 '18 at 10:58
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    At a guess I'd say it was lean as in "put pressure on" as a parent might put pressure on a child, and while some pressure is positively motivating, too much causes more in stress than it gains in encouragement, which would match the "turned mean" from the other parent. – Jon Hanna Mar 14 '18 at 11:09
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    It's not wholly obvious but it prolly means "When her daddy turned mean, he slapped her mama around" – Robbie Goodwin Mar 27 '18 at 20:28

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