give (one's) all

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give (one's) all

To put forth as much effort as one can muster. I'm so disappointed that I gave my all and still lost the match. If you give your all studying for your exams, I'm confident that you'll get good grades.
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So rather than give all his money to his children who, he told Fortune magazine, already have "a gigantic headstart in a society that aspires to be a meritocracy," he hopes to level the playing field by giving his wealth away.
`I am thinking of asking you to give all your time to working with us.' Morshead recalls that his immediate internal reaction was, `not a likely prospect!' Some months went by.
Why give all this up to join a tiny group, labouring towards unseen spiritual ends?'
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).
Christ said,"Go and give all you have to the poor and become the servant of all," for if you do that, you'll become a thousand times richer because your happiness won't be made just of good food, rich clothes, satisfied vanity, and appeased envy.
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore Of nicely calculated less or more.
Of course, he didn't tell me to put all my toys in the Good will bin, but he said that while it would be a very noble act to give all one's goods to the poor, the passages that I was worried about were not meant to be taken literally but spiritually.