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carry one's own weightA variant of carry one's weight.Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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pull one's own weightTo do the work that one is obligated to.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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pull one's weightTo do the work that one is obligated to.Rate it:

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hit above one's weightAlternative form of punch above one's weight.Rate it:

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hit below one's weightAlternative form of punch below one's weight.Rate it:

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punch above one's weightTo achieve or perform at a higher level than would be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.Rate it:

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punch below one's weightTo achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.Rate it:

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throw one's weight aroundTo exercise influence or authority especially to an excessive degree or in an objectionable manner.Rate it:

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give weightto attach importance toRate it:

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dead weightThat which is useless or excess; that which slows something down.Rate it:

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dead weightWeight that does not move.Rate it:

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give weightto improve the credibility or legitimacy ofRate it:

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weight of the worldThe distressing combined burden of the problems, doubts, imperfections, and responsibilities associated with human existence.Rate it:

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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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dig one's own graveTo behave in a way that is likely to have future negative effects on oneself.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.Rate it:

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eat one's own dog foodTo use or consume the economic goods or services that oneself is producing; to be part of a closed household economy.Rate it:

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have a mind of one's ownTo form one's personal opinions and choose one's actions without being governed by the views or choices of others; to be independently minded; to think for oneself.Rate it:

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hoist by one's own petardTo be hurt, or destroyed by one's own plot or device, of one's own doing which one intended for another; to be "blown up by one's own bomb".Rate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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in a league of one's ownFar excelling even the closest contender; not having any worthy competition.Rate it:

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know one's own mindTo clearly understand one's own feelings, intentions, preferences, etc; to know precisely what one wants; to be decisive or determined.Rate it:

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leave to one's own devicesTo leave alone, unsupervised, without assistance.Rate it:

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legend in one's own lunchtimeOne whose fame is insignificant or fleeting.Rate it:

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like the sound of one's own voiceTo talk a lot.Rate it:

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mind one's own businessTo concern oneself only with what is of interest to oneself and not interfere in the affairs of others.Rate it:

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off one's own batAt one's own instigation.Rate it:

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on one's ownAlone; by oneself; without the companionship or assistance of others.Rate it:

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on one's own accountOn one's own behalf.Rate it:

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on one's own accountBy oneself.Rate it:

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on one's own accountAt one's own risk.Rate it:

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stand in one's own lightTo take a position which is harmful to one's own interests.Rate it:

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stand on one's own two feetTo be independent. To survive without any help.Rate it:

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take matters into one's own handsTo deal with a problem alone, because others responsible have failed to deal with it.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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taste of one's own medicineHarsh treatment inflicted on one who previously inflicted similar or equivalent treatment on others.Rate it:

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toot one's own hornTo promote oneself; to boast or brag; to tout.Rate it:

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try out one's own chopsTo produce one's own records with one's own vocals.Rate it:

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under one's own steamBy means of the power of its own engines.Rate it:

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under one's own steamUsing one's own resources; unaided; at one's own initiative.Rate it:

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up one's own asshaving an excessively high opinion of oneself.Rate it:

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write one's own ticketTo be empowered to choose whatever job, financial arrangement, or course of action one desires.Rate it:

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carry outTo hold while moving something out.Rate it:

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