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.
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I had a look on the website and you could see the route and where all the obstacles were, and it was clearly a bit crazy, so I signed up there and then," he said "I did some training runs to make sure I could actually last the distance I had to complete, and I also went to the gym to help with the obstacles along the way where you're having to carry your own weight.
Being poor is fine, as long as you carry your own weight.
The 82nd Airborne soldiers] have been nothing but respectful to us; as long as you walk, carry your own weight and don't whine, you're respected.