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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But I did my darnedest to soak in as much of its magic as I could, both at sea level and below.