give (something) (one's) all

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give (something) (one's) all

To put forth or utilize the utmost of one's energy, effort, time, and/or resources (toward some activity or task). It doesn't matter whether you win the race or not, just go out there and give it your all! I gave this company my all, and now you're telling me I'm fired? Even though she gave her all, her café just wasn't doing enough business to stay open.
See also: all, give
References in classic literature ?
In our condition of universal dependence it seems heroic to let the petitioner be the judge of his necessity, and to give all that is asked, though at great inconvenience.
Part I of this article will consider whether [paragraph] 28 imposes on landlord a mandatory requirement to give all notice in writing (and by the forms of delivery specified therein).
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore Of nicely calculated less or more.