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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Paleontologists have previously found partial fossils of the species in North America that were 41.2 million years old suggesting that by this time, the cetaceans had lost the ability to carry their own weight and walk the Earth.
They have led to the point where the structural engineers have told us they can carry their own weight - so we're confident they're not going to be falling down - but we shouldn't be putting any weight on top of them.
In the series, the guys and girls will pull no stops and carry their own weight as they lift, run, stretch and jump into becoming the best and fittest.
But there is the rub: While President Trump's enemies find it perfectly acceptable for Germany to make its "own independent policies" and "own independent decisions"--even when it undermines NATO--they consider it "counterproductive," "disgraceful," "destructive," proof of "woeful ignorance," and evidence that President Trump does not "appreciate [America's] allies" for him to demand Germany and other European members of NATO carry their own weight.
Beleaguered couples carry their own weight in shopping bags, motorists beep angrily in car-park queues.
Electrically assisted vehicles can certainly meet or exceed CAFE requirements, but these vehicles carry their own weight issues, as batteries and electrical systems add hundreds of pounds to the vehicle.
He presents ideas in organized, well-reasoned ways but lets the ideas carry their own weight. He does not try to overpower readers with his thoughts or the force of his arguments.
Their growth is stunted and their hind legs in particular are bowed, which curtailed their movements when they were rescued as they could not carry their own weight.
Also hired was LEI, an Auburn-based civil engineering firm, to make sure the creative concepts could carry their own weight.
The Murder of Emmett Till, the Civil Rights Act, and the March on Washington are examples of major events that provide a backdrop for the speeches but, true to the objective of the book, the speeches themselves carry their own weight; while certainly stemming from critical incidents, the speeches exhibit a larger rhetorical trajectory that transcends any one event.
"It's always nice to spread your risk with groups that can carry their own weight," Massey said.
"The idea is to eliminate those SKU's that don't carry their own weight."
Okay, in a perfect world our animals would carry their own weight on our homesteads--be it food, fiber, dairy products, or anything else.
This often causes their legs to buckle under them as they can barely carry their own weight.
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