pull (one's) weight

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pull (one's) weight

To contribute to a group activity or project in proportion to one's abilities or role. 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.
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pull your weight

COMMON If you pull your weight, you work as hard as everyone else who is involved in the same task or activity. We cannot afford to carry members who are not pulling their weight. I felt that John wasn't pulling his weight around the house and asked him to do a bit more of the cleaning. Socialism is about everyone being given a chance to pull their weight and get a fair reward for what they do.
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pull your weight

do your fair share of work.
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pull your ˈweight

do your fair share of the work: If everyone pulls their weight we’re going to win this prize with no trouble at all.She’s annoyed because she feels that certain people are not pulling their weight.
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pull (one's) weight

To do one's own share, as of work.
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Women go to work where they did not used to so men should pull their weight - Sharon Manners, 38, a council worker from Thornaby I think it's about right.
In a time of constant economic duress, business needs all the support it can get in making sure that the workforce is firing on all cylinders - and that means the right to get rid of people who don't pull their weight.
The tests with post-menopausal women show HRT can help both sides of the brain pull their weight, much in the same way as the brain organises itself in younger women.
RYAN HALL is adamant the England backs will pull their weight in the Four Nations Series.
Although dads pull their weight, the jobs they are assigned to tend to be more fun and less of the dirty work.
After a good pre-season which saw them produce a fantastic display to defeat a Stoke City XI including a number of Premier League and international players, Holdsworth has warned his players changes will be made unless they pull their weight.
BOSSES who frustrate employees by failing to pull their weight in the tea-making department are being urged to put the kettle on for Macmillan Cancer Support's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.
The water buffalo will pull their weight when the hot summer sun is too much for the yak.
And don't give me this bilge that men pull their weight.
Bosses in the North East are having their work cut out in dealing with staff that fail to pull their weight.
Three quarters of UK bosses and almost 80 per cent of their staff are concerned about "deadwood" colleagues who do not pull their weight, according to a survey.
We had the animals already, and because they eat, they need to pull their weight (and help pay our bills, too).
Fishermen and other stakeholders must pull their weight and help implement EU measures against over-fishing, Fisheries Commissioner Joe Borg said on February 11 during a visit to Italy.
The way Bartolo pitches picks up everybody's performance and makes people pull their weight.
Bosses have the power to sack workers who do not pull their weight, or claim cash they have not spent.