do (one's) level best

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do (one's) level best

To do as well as one can at something. I'm just not good at math, so, believe me, a B- in Algebra means that I've done my level best. No, you're not the star player on the team, but you always do your level best, which encourages the rest of us to do the same.
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do your level best

COMMON If you do your level best to do something, you try as hard as you can to do it. The President told American troops that he would do his level best to bring them home soon. They're doing their level best to answer all the questions that people have.
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do your level best

do your utmost; make all possible efforts.
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do/try your level ˈbest (to do something)

try as hard as you can: I’ll do my level best to be there by ten o’clock, but I can’t promise anything.
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Makers of Hipstamatic (which is an excellent camera app with a lovely analogue feel that allows you to combine virtual lenses and films to create different looks) have done their level best with a new version of an old classic - IncrediBooth.
But they have still got the potent Miroslav Klose to lead the line and they've done their level best to unsettle the hosts by suggesting St-Etienne skipper Loic Perrin is a potential January target to replace De Vrij.
And while Real Madrid have done their level best to lure him to Spain, Ronaldo revealed his only plans for the Mediterranean involve his own hotel.
For several decades, Sweden's socialist social engineers have done their level best to demolish the patriarchal family, creating in its stead a thoroughly feminized womb-to-tomb social welfare state.
Astronomers have done their level best to chronicle the early history of galaxies, but there's a glaring gap in the cosmic baby album they've assembled: The first few pages are blank.
On the other, the hapless United outfits of recent seasons have done their level best to dispatch with the 121-year old record.
These people appear to have done their level best to drive business away instead of trying to get people to invest.
And while Real have done their level best to lure him to Spain, Ronaldo revealed his only plans for the Mediterranean involve his own hotel.
He insisted his investigating officers had done their level best with the "imperfect product" past on to them following the original investigation by the Royal Ulster Constabulary when Sir Ronnie Flanagan was chief constable.
THE bookies have done their level best to ensure they are on the right side of Andy Roddick and Lleyton Hewitt today as the pair aim to maintain their record of not dropping a set in the US Open, and they are also taking no chances on big-serving Joachim Johansson beating Michael Llodra.