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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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Talking about drone attacks, he stated that PML-N government would not take 05 years for solution of the problems and try utmost to find out the solution within two or three months.
He said that the two sides should try utmost to boost the figure in near future.
Referring to the annual trade between Tehran and Baku, Bagheri said that the two sides should try utmost to boost the figure.
The two countries should try utmost to realize memorandum of understanding already signed on establishment of a road in Kenya by Iranian experts, establishment of an Iranian bank in Kenya and signing double-taxation agreement," he concluded.
In a comprehensive analysis, Wall Street Journal on Tuesday referred to the recent visit of Rovnag Abdullayev, the head of Azerbaijan`s state-owned energy company, to Moscow on March 27, adding that Russia will try utmost to improve its energy empire via buying Azerbaijan`s Shah-Deniz gas field.
Iran fully understands Turkey`s urgent need for gas and despite the cold weather and high domestic consumption, the Islamic Republic will try utmost to supply Turkey`s gas demands.
Davor BoCiinovic in a meeting with Mahdi safari referred to the remarkable political ties between the two countries adding that the two sides should try utmost to expand economic ties, as well.
Announcing that Iran sees no ban on the way of expending interactions with Turkey, President Ahmadinejad hoped that the two countries` official would try utmost to expand bilateral ties and cooperation.