Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “pull one’s weight“ and its meaning is “to do one’s fair share of the (larger) work/task (which is divided among a number of people)”.
Example Sentence: Transitioning to a low-carbon economy requires social buy-in and a sense that we’re addressing an existential threat through our collective efforts. As long as richer consumers and businesses continue to receive state backing (support) or are not seen to pull their weight, efforts to build a zero-carbon society will be jeopardised (endangered).
This phrase is present in The Guardian article Britain can’t slash emissions without clamping down on the ‘polluter elite’ and click here to read it.
Courtesy: The Guardian