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do (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 do 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 did her utmost to save the family farm, but the bank foreclosed on it in the end.
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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.
See also: try, utmost

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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"I would like to assure you that the competent government agencies are doing their utmost to register halloumi as a PDO, which is the most effective procedure of protecting it," he said.
Congratulating the young ones on this year's Children's Day celebration, Chief Mrs Obiano noted that children are the future of the nation and need to be groomed with utmost care and protected by everyone.
She said, 'We, the women of Balochistan, are lucky as women of this province are given utmost respect.'
More a mosaic than a traditional, coherent story, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness sometimes resembles James Joyce's Ulysses.
She has conducted herself with utmost grace and charm, and that makes her a winner in our hearts,' she further said.
"We will do our utmost so that our young democracy will be a success in the region," the PM promised.
UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander, Major-General Luciano Portolano, was in immediate contact with the parties urging both sides to exercise utmost restraint in order to prevent any escalation of the situation.
The Council has pointed out that it has continued, with utmost passion, the election process in Sudan as well as the efforts being exerted to support democracy, the national dialogue and the economic development in Sudan .
An ITV source said: "The safety of the celebrities and crew is of utmost importance."
Mohammad al-Shr saidcases ofkidnapped soldiers and citizens in Syria is followed with utmost interest by thestate.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Head of Iraqiya Alliance Iyad Alawi rejected today the resignation of deputy premier Saleh al-Mutlaq to complete his mission in follow-up Haweeja issue within the government and implementing the demands of the demonstrators within three weeks utmost. In a speech to the Iraqi people on the bloody events of Haweeja, Alawi called the Iraqi government for "self-restraint and immediate dialogue", expressing hope that "Iraq will not pass through bloodshed among its sons".
Summary: The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) urged motorists to take utmost caution and observe traffic rules while driving during the foggy weather which is prevailing in the country these days.
Summary: Hezbollah's Arab Relations official Hasan Ezzeddine received Egypt's Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdi, who said that Cairo deals with resistance movements in the region with "utmost respect."
"The player and the manager have always had and retain utmost respect for each other and look forward to working together in the coming seasons."