I’m going to pull my own load

This one combines perhaps a few idioms, albeit with different meanings – “pull my own weight” (do your fair share of a task), “load off my mind” (a burden relieved), and “load off my feet” (relax and sit down).   Since the words weight and load are similar, the speaker probably just chose the wrong word, resulting in a malaphor which could have interesting connotations.

One Comment on “I’m going to pull my own load”

  1. Your ol' pal says:

    Sounds like one of the explorers of the Antarctic.

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