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pull one's weight

pull one's weight

Date: Jul 04 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I’ve been working very hard for the family business… I think everyone who I work with can see I am there pulling my weight.”

Duchess of Cambridge, England, Kate Middleton, speaking about her work experience (BrainyQuote)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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do one’s share of the work

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When there’s a job to be done, what do you do? Are you willing to get your hands dirty? Will you work late? Will you do whatever’s necessary to finish, even if it’s hard work? If that sounds like you, then you definitely pull your own weight.

People who pull their own weight don’t need to be asked to do something. They know what needs to happen, and they’re glad to do it. If you pull your own weight, you understand that a lot can be completed when people work together. Being successful as a group often means pulling one’s own weight.

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, wasn’t born a duchess. She grew up in a regular family, and she had a job before marrying Prince William of England. It was important to her to pull her own weight as much as everyone else in her family’s business, and she can proudly say she did.

When is it most important to pull one’s own weight?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“It’s important to pull one’s weight when you’re working as a team.”

“Don’t be lazy. You have to pull your weight, too!”

“I always pull my weight around the house. I do laundry, wash dishes, and take out the garbage.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 Doing the best effort...
by Manu4
a2020 Try very hard.
by a2020
aijaciba I do my best
by aijaciba

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bora_78Super Member!


I always ready for pulling my own weight at the work.Because I like working especially team working.

05:43 AM Jul 04 2019 |



El Salvador

I always pull my weight when doing teamwork at university.

03:05 AM Nov 28 2014 |

The Last Joke


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10:02 PM Nov 27 2014 |




Julito, yes, about the party. It happened to me. After my birthday was over, the few guests stayed and started doing the dishes. It was so helpful for me, because my mind was reeling what to do first. I jumed from one thing into another trying to do it fast. Too many things to do at one go. And the guests, seeing that, helped with the dishes. so methodically, in calm spirits  and the pile of dishes was done. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was so helpful, it was so easy, and it the techique was so new. Wow, I should’ve said:” Thank you for pulling the weight around the house!”

07:33 PM Nov 27 2014 |




Pulling  one`s own weight  is also a matter of empathy towards our family and coworkers ,above all if they are struggling to run a business ,  we will have to do our fair share of work as a team. I like when i see people that are invited over to dinner  in a family or friend`s house and when the party is over instead of getting back home  ask to the host that  they can help to clean up the mess . 

04:38 PM Nov 27 2014 |



Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I live with my cousins in the same house but they don’t really wanna pull their weight, they’re kinda lazies. I gotta do the dishes, laundry, clean the house and  so on, as long as we all are boys.The only way I’ve found to end that situation is to start pouring water on the bed everyday before sleeping.

They’re getting in my nerves now !!!

03:37 PM Nov 27 2014 |




When it’s important to pull one’s weight? For me, it’s in my family which is “kind of a team going through life”.  Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve already had one, a month ago.

Also, to pull one’s weight is a similar expression to have each other’s back which are great team expressions.

02:44 PM Nov 27 2014 |




wow royal lesson

12:19 PM Nov 27 2014 |




Happy Thanksgiving~

09:05 AM Nov 27 2014 |

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