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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Best of all, Sharon and Robin do their darnedest to make their characters' 'delayed' romance believable, fun, felt and empathetic.
Trying to eat more healthily can be complicated--food labels and ads will do their darnedest to convince you of a product's integrity, even if its not necessarily the case.
The BBC, on the understanding that the FAW would do their darnedest to provide a European place as the prize, launched their own Welsh Premier Cup half-a-dozen years ago.
CSK's tax dodging may be particularly egregious, but most other companies do their darnedest to avoid taxes, too.
The screaming culprits are the supporting comedians in the show who do their darnedest to upstage each other so viewers will notice them, not the rest of the pushy competition.
Another wrongheaded view is that starlets should pattern themselves after today's most popular and in-demand stars-which is why we have such a plethora of young comers who do their darnedest to come across as the new Piolo Pascual, or Anne Curtis, or _______ (fill in the blank).