carry (one's) own weight

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carry (one's) own weight

To do one's part; to fulfill one's responsibilities without having to rely on others. I know I've been sick, but I'll carry my own weight on the project, don't worry.
See also: carry, own, weight
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In this season's American League Championship Series, on the biggest stage of the 29-year-old's career, Guerrero could not even carry his own weight.
On a tip from a friend, the boy heads to the club, a private facility named Woodholme, to apply for a position as a caddie in order to carry his own weight and improve his lot.
But Jandamarra hadn't got up or suckled because he'd suffered muscle damage to his legs during the birth and couldn't carry his own weight.