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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Rebecca Laverick, prosecuting, said: "He was so drunk that he appeared not to be able to carry his own weight.
It could be redemption for the forward, who has proven that he carry his own weight with the Warriors despite being accused by some of joining Stephen Curry's bandwagon.
But you also have to let him carry his own weight. This is the most common mistake Orza sees, and it often manifests as putting too much energy into a step, which actually makes your partner's job more difficult.
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.