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do (one's) darndest

To put forth the utmost amount of energy or effort toward some task or goal. A more polite version of "do one's damnedest." Money is a little tight at the moment, but I'll do my darndest to be there for your wedding.
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For the first time, Art Linkletter's beloved television interviews, Kids Say the Darndest Things, are now available on DVD.
The recent spate of horror movies - ``Cabin Fever,'' ``House of the Dead,'' ``Underworld,'' ``The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'' - have been doing their darndest to try to scare us or, at the very least, gross us out.
Earlier in his career, Mirkin produced Kids Say the Darndest Things, starring Bill Cosby; Surprise, Surprise
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With a few drinks in her, Terry will the say the darndest things, much to her girls' consternation.
We don't have any experience with fire or how to fight fires, but we figured we're pretty big guys, we can do our darndest to try and get him out,'' said Officer Paul Waymire, a 16-year-veteran on the Los Angeles Police Department.
It all became official on Tuesday, the Ducks to the Sun Bowl as the third bowl selection from the Pac-10 Conference, the darndest No.
As an American production, it was jam-packed with familiar faces from USTV and films, all doing their darndest to lose their Yankee accents and speak in that weirdly neutral tone that telly thinks foreigners use.
The sight of deputy chairman Bill Kenwright struggling against a furious tide of fans, doing his darndest to get some of the excluded into the stadium with kick-off imminent told its own sorry story.
The plot doesn't contain too many surprises and neither does anything else, with Spielberg applying his one-size-fits-all approach to filmmaking, namely by doing his darndest to overwhelm our senses and get our tear ducts pumping.
Kids Say the Darndest Things is one of 26 books Art Linkletter has written.
Produced by the folks who made "Kids Say the Darndest Things," ANIMAL KIDDING mixes hidden-camera segments, light-hearted practical jokes and interviews -- all focused on the relationship between kids and all types of animal friends.
This year, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Art Linkletter, former host of "Kids Say the Darndest Things.