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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References in classic literature ?
I see she is playing double between him and Lord Lowborough, and while she amuses herself with the lively Huntingdon, she tries her utmost to enslave his moody friend; and should she succeed in bringing both to her feet, the fascinating commoner will have but little chance against the lordly peer.
Cat tries her utmost to keep the burglary quiet, and Vince predicts she will have trouble getting her insurance company to pay for goods stolen.
The actress looks miscast as the flouncy, fictional Jenny McMillan who tries her utmost to be Friends star Jennifer Aniston, but fails miserably.