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No team can be effective unless every member is doing his/her fair share. Now imagine what “doing your fair share” might mean for a team that competes in rowing or tug-of-war. It might literally mean this...

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PULL YOUR WEIGHT   自分の仕事をこなす


  • To pull your weight or to pull your own weight is to do as much work as the other people in your group.
  • pull your weight または pull your own weight は、自分が属する集団の他の人と同じくらいの(分量の)仕事をする、つまり、自分の仕事をこなす、という意味です。



  1. (supervisor to employee during performance review)
    You just haven't been pulling your weight lately. I may have to let you go if things don't improve soon.
  2. Some of the male workers thought that a woman wouldn't be able to pull her own weight in such a physically demanding job, but she sure proved them wrong!
  3. When I turned 18, my parents expected me to start pulling my own weight and get a job.

英会話レッスンWork hard today!