do (one's) darndest

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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.
References in classic literature ?
But this is my deal, and it's up to me to do my darndest.
i'm going to do my darndest to make Stella one of the great Corrie characdull, ters.
I'm very appreciative of what the voters did for me this week, and I'm going to do my darndest to earn their confidence.