do (one's) darnedest

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do (one's) darnedest

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 darnedest to be there for your wedding.
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the people from Cerberus, who bought Chrysler and then seemingly did their darnedest to destroy it), (3) incompetent executives, (4) the "Green Horde" (those who embrace "green" without considering all of the ramifications, both economic and environmental), and (5) people who think that manufacturing capability isn't essential for the health and well being of the United States:
BOSTON - The Red Sox did their darnedest to upstage the Celtics-Lakers game last night.
They played him physically, provided safety support, and did their darnedest to keep him from getting behind them.