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 President said during the recent Pak-India tension at the LoC, the entire political leadership, people and media of the country endeavoured for peace and tried their utmost for de-escalation.
Justice Javed Iqbal, Chairman of Missing Person Commission and other members have not only given personal hearing to each family of missing person but also tried their utmost for earliest recovery of missing persons.
'Honorable Justice Javed Iqbal and other members of the missing persons commission not only gave each family a personal hearing but also tried their utmost for the earliest recovery of the missing persons, ' said a statement released by CoIoED Secretary Farid Ahmed Khan.
The number of pending cases now stands at 2178."Honorable Justice Javed Iqbal and other members of the missing persons commission not only gave each family a personal hearing but also tried their utmost for the earliest recovery of the missing persons," said a statement released by CoIoED Secretary Farid Ahmed Khan.The relatives of missing persons have appreciated and acknowledged the tireless efforts of the Justice Javed Iqbal and all members of the commission in this connection.
"They were terrific with us, made us feel extremely welcome, tried their utmost to make it feel like home.
And imperialists have always tried their utmost to prevent other nations from achieving their interests," Ahmadi-nejad said on his final Wednesday in office during his last visit to southern Persian Gulf port of Asaluyeh.
Medics "have tried their utmost" to persuade Gemma not to take the tot.
In recent months they have tried their utmost to keep them in line and have even resorted to the ultimate threat of pulling their support and bringing down the Government.
"We've done very well and the side has tried their utmost and, from a disappointing opening fixture, we've pulled round and we're doing fine, but there are places up for grabs.
A spokeswoman said: "The board, senior managers and external consultants have tried their utmost to keep the business running.
The brass tried their utmost to inject some token nobility at the final gasp but it was all too loud, with no let-up.
At the NEC Arena last week, the girls and boys tried their utmost to live up to this reputation with energetic and at times acrobatic performances.
"Western states had tried their utmost to destabilize the Islamic Republic, but failed to achieve their evil designs," said the professor.
The security officials tried their utmost to avoid any stand-off and persuade him to allow checking.
He said that Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League N are not earnest to resolve the issue of Balochistan as they tried their utmost to repeal the 58 (2) B and lift sanctions from becoming a prime minister of Pakistan for third time.