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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Bruce has vowed that Villa, who will be backed by a bumper away following, will try their utmost to win in Lancashire.
Meanwhile, the IGP Islamabad directed the staff of Rescue 15 to give importance to every call and try their utmost to resolve the public complaints.
While describing the brutal action by the Hasina Wajid government as inhuman and unnatural, he has called upon international and regional institutions including the United Nations, the OIC and SAARC to adopt diplomatic channels to express their resentment over such a big tragedy in Bangladesh and try their utmost to stop this bloodshed.
These people are basically rogue bookies who encourage us to take a bet against ourselves (often with a Parker pen bribe), twist crime figures and invent scare stories to con us into paying them inflated premiums, then try their utmost to get out of paying up when they lose the bet.
Tehran and Dushanbe follow remarkable and rare ties," President Ahmadinejad said in a joint press conference with Rahmon adding that the two sides should try their utmost to increase the ties.
The vast majority of estate agents don't like you switching and will try their utmost to prevent you from doing so.
In a post, the group wrote: " It is an obligation upon the Muslims to try their utmost to rescue the Mujahid who is captured by the Kuffar.
I hope that by highlighting this fact it may just encourage our top players to try their utmost to make sure that the Yorkshire Cup does not elude us for another three decades.
Q I KNOW my next-door neighbours try their utmost to be good parents, but they're just not hacking it.
Now, I'm not anti-biker ( I've had three motorbikes myself once ( I just don't understand the psyche of anyone who'll pay pounds 10,000 to pounds 15,000 for a motorbike and then try their utmost to wrap it around a tree.
Derek Turner, of the Scottish Prison Officers Association, said: "Prison officers try their utmost to ensure prisoners don't have weapons.
The government stated that it and the corporate sector will try their utmost to maintain employment to minimize the negative impact of restructuring on workers.
Our staff will always try their utmost to accommodate all customer requests.
Lahore, November 06, 2011 (Frontier Star): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday challenging the rival political parties to try their utmost to topple the government, said his party believes in democracy and no force can topple the government Talking to journalists on the occasion of formal inauguration of the commercial operation of Pakistan's second communication satellite Paksat-1R in Lahore PM said we challenge the rival political parties to try their utmost to topple the government adding, 'We are primed for that.
Both countries would try their utmost to boost cultural ties and friendly relationships based on equal principles and freedom of choice, the agreement emphasizes.