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 damndest." Money is a little tight at the moment, but I'll do my darndest to be there for your wedding.
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"I did my darndest to get them a record contract, and all.
Now I'm here to tell you, dear reader, I did my darndest for these two women, but I couldn't get anything to Melissa because she had already left the building, as they say.