do (one's) damnedest

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do (one's) damnedest

To put forth the maximum amount of energy or effort toward some task or goal. Money is a little tight at the moment, but I'll do my damnedest to be there for your wedding. I'm doing my damnedest to get a passing grade in this class.
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do your damnedest

INFORMAL, RUDE
If you do your damnedest to achieve something, you try as hard as you can to do it. I did my damnedest to persuade her. She was doing her damnedest to look as if she didn't care. Note: People sometimes use try instead of do. Ted tried his damnedest to explain things.
See also: damnedest
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do (or try) your damnedest

do or try your utmost to do something.
The superlative form of the adjective damned is used here as a noun and can mean either ‘your worst’ or (more usually now) ‘your best’, depending on the context.
See also: damnedest
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do/try your ˈdamnedest

(informal) try very hard; make a very great effort: He was doing his damnedest to make me feel uncomfortable so that I would leave.
See also: damnedest, try
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"He full well knows now that I've been doing my damnedest to meet him," said the Ireland boss last night.
"For 90 minutes today, I'll be doing my damnedest to make sure we win.
I've been doing my damnedest to draw attention to his merits since his first crop raced at three in 2000, and I hardly need to any more' his stock have been doing the job for me all over Europe this season.
"I'll be doing my damnedest to make sure I'm in that Ryder Cup side but if I'm not then I have given it my best and I'll just get in the next one.
'I'll be doing my damnedest to make sure I'm in that Ryder Cup side but if I'm not, then I have given it my best and I'll just get in the next one.
I am lucky that I have the game of golf and I will be doing my damnedest in Wales to try to finish well there to get some confidence to go up to Gleneagles with.
"I hope the boys can get a result against France and then in Ukraine and I'll be doing my damnedest to ensure I'm fit enough to play a part in our Euro 2008 campaign."
"I learned that when I'm working hard, doing my damnedest and wondering, frustrated, why people can't appreciate the delivery, it's so easy to forget life is still tough for so many people, a daily struggle not for a life of luxury but just to get by."
I will be doing my damnedest to be there on October 1."
So tomorrow I'll spend three hours smiling (if a little dementedly), acting like the epitome of serenity and doing my damnedest to be pure of mouth.
'I've slipped and I'm doing my damnedest to get it back.'