pull one's weight

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pull (one's) weight

To contribute to a group activity or project. If you don't pull your weight, our presentation will never be finished on time.
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pull one's weight

Also, pull one's own weight. Do one's share, as in We have a small organization, so we all must pull our own weight. This term comes from rowing, where each crew member must pull on an oar at least enough to propel himself or herself. Its figurative use dates from about 1900.
See also: pull, weight