pull one's own weight

Definition of pull one's own weight

:to do the things that one should be doing as part of a group of people who are working together

Word by Word Definitions

own play
  1. : belonging to oneself or itself

  2. used to express immediate or direct kinship

  1. : to have or hold as property : possess

  2. : to have power or mastery over

  3. : to acknowledge to be true, valid, or as claimed : admit

  1. : one or ones belonging to oneself

weight play
  1. : the amount that a thing weighs

  2. : the standard or established amount that a thing should weigh

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

  1. : to oppress with a burden

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

  3. : to increase in heaviness by adding an ingredient


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