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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Addressing the gathering, Ali Tareen said he would try his utmost to live up to the expectations of the party.
Addressing media at a press conference organized by the Embassy of Brazil here, Almeida said during his short visit to Pakistan, he would try his utmost to educate interested enthusiasts about the game.
Chief Commissioner of RTO Multan Khawaja Salim Raza Aasif assured that he would submit proposals for reduction in taxation for ginning industry, exemption in some cases in the next meeting of Chief Commissioners and he would try his utmost to come up to the expectations of the ginning industry.
Despite appearing to try his utmost to throw away a commanding position in the home straight, the wandering Speed Check was kept up to his work long enough by Conor Shoemark to take the 2m6f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot.
Diggle will try his utmost best to use this weekend's tournament to close the gap between him and van Schalkwyk.
According to the constitution, Karzai will not be allowed to run for another term in the up-coming elections but observers suspect that he will try his utmost to elect a puppet ally, who will ensure Karzai's inherent involvement in the running of the state.
Regarding the two sides` new cooperation in the petroleum sectors as an effective step to broaden bilateral economic ties between Iran and Ghana, Mottaki asked Ahamd Hassan try his utmost to boost commercial and industrial ties.
But, when he was told the news on Monday, the Real Madrid star promised to try his utmost to prove the manager wrong.
He will try his utmost to give the fans what the manager did before him.
He had a great playing career and had great success as a manager in England and he'll try his utmost to give the fans what the manager did before him.
The chief justice said that he would try his utmost to come upto expectations of litigants, bar and lawyers.
Henman has chances and will doubtless try his utmost against fourth-round opponent Mark Philippoussis, but at universal odds-on he is no value to send the Australian man-mountain packing on the Flushing Meadow asphalt.