try (one's) utmost

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try (one's) utmost

To put forth the greatest possible amount of effort or energy toward some task or goal; to try as hard as one can. I'll try my utmost to be there for your wedding, but I don't know if I'll have enough money to buy the plane ticket. Janet tried her utmost to save the family farm, but the bank foreclosed on it in the end.
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do/try your ˈutmost (to do something)

try as hard as you can (to do something): I tried my utmost to stop them.Don’t blame her — she did her utmost to finish it on time.
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Since I assumed this post I have tried my utmost to achieve national interest in all fields I have worked in," Mekky said in the statement.
It would mean leaving behind my daughter and grandchildren who I have tried my utmost for, in every respect.
I have tried my utmost to alleviate noise pollution and both myself and my trained staff police the pub," he said.