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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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.
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.
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.
But USC's hitters know they must carry their own weight.
However, in this production, even these supporting characters carry their own weight, just as Emma Fielding's Alison marks out a woman who isn't above her own means of attack.
I am not suggesting that youngsters be paid for all chores; they also need to learn to carry their own weight as family members.
Editor-In-Chief Sam Friedman said that the two things that struck him most about IOA were: "Their unique ownership management and compensations structure, and the way they look for partners, not just producers - that everyone has to carry their own weight.