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(one's) level best

The very best one is able to do at some task or activity. I'm just not good at math, so, believe me, a B- in Algebra means that I've done my level best. I know you're worried about the game today, but just go out there and give it your level best.
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someone's level best

one's very best effort. I will do my level best to find your husband. Don't go to a whole lot of trouble. Your level best is good enough.
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level best

see under do one's best.
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level best

n. one’s very best effort. I will do my level best to find your husband.
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(one's) level best

The best one can do in an earnest attempt: I did my level best in math class.
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"We are doing our level best. The Welsh Government is doing its level best.
I am amazed by the double standards of the political leadership in Stockton who are now against filming of Benefits Street when they themselves have been doing their level best to attack the Government on benefit cuts.
They further indicated that the free academic opportunity accorded them attests to the government s commitment towards ensuring social justice, and asserted that they would do their level best in their respective careers.
I have been fortunate to meet this true "man of the people", during his tenure as Chair of the "New Deal for Communities", where he tried his level best to engage and get a better deal for residents.
Sweeney, amateur rider and son of trainer Rodger, said: "A couple of things probably went wrong at Cheltenham and I was maybe a bit too far out of my ground, but he proved he was back to his level best at Punchestown."
Later, the FBR had conveyed to the Ministry of Finance that the tax machinery would try its level best to reach the figure of Rs 2,050 billion by the end of current fiscal year.
I'll try my level best to make it through the qualifiers and look forward to a good tournament," she said.
LEVEL BEST Z Barry Douglas, left, salutes United skipper Jon Daly after his equaliser
Before the start second-favourite Quality Mark unseated Graham Lee and cantered riderless up the course, and Level Best unseated his rider on his way to post and gave Joe Fanning a nasty fall.
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This is a company which wants to do its level best to desecrate rural Wales in the name of profit.
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