Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pulling your weight

Have you been pulling your weight at work?

If, not, your colleagues will have something to say about it.

To pull your weight means to do your fair share of work.

This idiom comes directly from the days of tall ships when sailors would lower and raise the sails by pulling on the rigging. the ropes)

To synchronise their pulling, they sank sea shanties.

Back to pulling your weight, here's a nice video about a modern day adventure on a tall ship. Ready to watch?

Aye, aye, Captain!