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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While, extending my deepest felicitations to the countrymen in general and the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in particular on this auspicious occasion, I take opportunity to salute the ultimate sacrifices of tribesmen and personnel of Pak Army and law enforcing agencies who are trying their utmost to restore peace and stability in the affected areas, the governor said, adding we need to acknowledge their sacrifices and assist the IDPs in safe return to homeland.
LOOKING through the pages of The Gazette there is a lot of doom and gloom around our town, but let's not forget the people out there who are trying their utmost to do something about it.
Many countries of the world are trying their utmost to develop this industry through man-made efforts.
He said that despite shortage of manpower, rangers are trying their utmost efforts to improve the law & order situation in industrial zones.
China is totally overstocked with people, but they are friendly and are trying their utmost to keep their population growth under control.
Holton said that they were trying their utmost to take immediate measures to thwart the threat posed by the Taliban.
However, it's a bit rich of Eon to be claiming all their investments are designed to reduce carbon emissions when they're trying their utmost to build climate-trashing coal power stations in the UK.
It looks like being a long road back for York but, for the decent people trying their utmost, I hope they make it.
He said: "Jorg Haider has a certain reputation that Ryanair should be trying their utmost to distance themselves from.
The Waratahs are long odds-on shots to be trying their utmost to stop the men from Dunedin progressing to the last four, so buy their supremacy over the Highlanders at 1.
Talking to PTV while expressing his deep grief over loss caused by floods throughout the country he said all political parties are trying their utmost to help flood victims.
He commended the prudent efforts of PM, and President who were trying their utmost to bring out the Country from quagmire of crisis, which also included allocating massive development funds in budgets.
QUETTA, April 30, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Central General Secretary Balochistan National Party (BNP) Habib Jalib has said that security forces have been trying their utmost to crush peaceful struggle of Balochs by force.
Multi national companies are trying their utmost to excavate the minerals from Balochistan under the cover of Balochistan development.