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carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders

Definition of carry the weight of the world on one's shoulders

  1. :  to feel much pressure because one has great responsibilities



Word by Word Definitions

carryplay
  1. :  to move while supporting :  transport

    :  to convey by direct communication

    :  conduct, escort

  1. :  carrying power

    :  the range of a gun or projectile or of a struck or thrown ball

    :  portage

weightplay
  1. :  the amount that a thing weighs

    :  the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

    :  one of the classes into which contestants in a sports event are divided according to body weight

  1. :  to oppress with a burden

    :  to load or make heavy with or as if with a weight

    :  to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient

worldplay
  1. :  the earthly state of human existence

    :  the earth with its inhabitants and all things upon it

    :  individual course of life :  career

  1. :  of or relating to the world

    :  extending or found throughout the world :  worldwide

    :  involving or applying to part of or the whole world

shoulderplay shoulders
  1. :  the laterally projecting part of the human body formed of the bones and joints with their covering tissue by which the arm is connected with the trunk

    :  the region of the body of nonhuman vertebrates that corresponds to the shoulder but is less projecting

    :  the two shoulders and the upper part of the back

  1. :  to push or thrust with or as if with the shoulder :  jostle

    :  to place or bear on the shoulder

    :  to assume the burden or responsibility of


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