try (one's) utmost

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try (one's) utmost

To put forth the greatest possible amount of effort or energy toward some task or goal; to try as hard as one can. I'll try my utmost to be there for your wedding, but I don't know if I'll have enough money to buy the plane ticket. Janet tried her utmost to save the family farm, but the bank foreclosed on it in the end.
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do/try your ˈutmost (to do something)

try as hard as you can (to do something): I tried my utmost to stop them.Don’t blame her — she did her utmost to finish it on time.
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The conversation terminated there, although De Guiche tried his utmost to draw out his secret from him; but, doubtless, De Wardes had determined to say nothing further, and he remained impenetrable.
That's just the point, that at the present moment," Raskolnikov tried his utmost to feign embarrassment, "I am not quite in funds .
The countenance of the person who had addressed her remained so completely in the shade, that, though Franz tried his utmost, he could not distinguish a single feature.
They said he met the families of missing persons and tried his utmost for their recovery.
He revealed that he tried his utmost for the redressal of his constituency's grievances but the rulers did not pay heed to his genuine demands.
Cathal Kelly (1-6) tried his utmost to keep Roscommon in touch, and netted a goal for the visitors on the restart.
He also challenged that even former President Pervez Musharraf had tried his utmost to use NAB references against Mian Nawaz Sharif, but had failed.
However, whatever the outcome at the end of this season, the 49-year-old knows he has tried his utmost to save the club he has worked at for 13 years and that this season's woes will make him a bigger man.
He adored Bessie and tried his utmost to sing like her.
Faldo tried his utmost to keep the flag of St George flying high over the windswept Gulf Harbour course, posting a one over par 73 while Chesterfield- based Carter stumbled with a four over par 76.
The Roscommon fiasco aside, at least when Kenny promised change he has tried his utmost to deliver.
Similarly, he disclosed that he had tried his utmost to solve Lal Mosque standoff amicably but I was asked that I am causing inordinate delay in operation.