to the best of (one's) ability

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to the best of (one's) ability

To the limit of one's skills, resources, or energy; as well as one is able to do. I tried to the best of my ability to secure a seat at the event, but it was impossible to find tickets. Police have been searching to the best of their abilities, but so far there has been no sign of the missing teenager.
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to the best of one's ability

as well as one is able. I did the work to the best of my ability. You should always work to the best of your ability.
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Grateful for these favors, the animals determined to repay him to the best of their ability.
What frontline officers care about is doing their job to the best of their ability.
You have got to remember that when people have a job they do it to the best of their ability and I don't think anyone ever said about Lee that he wasn't passionate and didn't do it to the best of his ability.
In fact, many children have already made it but know that they still need to try their hardest and play the game to the best of their ability.
The new Ford management team needs to take the dramatic steps to assure that they will be a truly global player and leverage their global resources to the best of their ability.
Emma Rodgers, co-owner of Black Images Book Bazaar in Dallas, says, "Bookstore owners have always worked together to the best of their ability with the time and resources they have available to do so.
He noted that the diocese of Ottawa had responded with a cheque to PWRDF for $10,000, and invited Anglicans to follow the diocese's example to the best of their ability.
But the first thing I'd do as a pitching coach is train the pitchers the year 'round, get them to throw the basic pitches to the best of their ability.
It was understood and accepted as of ancient right, that the Queen and her council reserved the authority to suppress, to the best of their ability, any work in writing or print (or otherwise made publicly accessible) that they considered to be offensive or detrimental to the interests of the realm.
While owners try to do that to the best of their ability, Freund thought it was preposterous for the city to be ticketing private owners heavily when the city itself was unable to keep the streets clear.
A bad start against Manchester United tomorrow and the crowd could turn, but Connor said: "All I've asked them to do is concentrate on the game and try to play the game to the best of their ability on the pitch.
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