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Do one's best   /du wənz bɛst/   Listen
Do one's best

Perform a task as well as possible.  Synonyms: give full measure, give one's best, go all out.

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"Do one's best" Quotes from Famous Books

... baulked me by sniffing on the fifteenth tee, and laid a stymie, mark you, of all places at the seventeenth, that I can't beat him three times out of five in normal conditions and not with that appalling caddy —— well, I suppose one must do one's best to relieve a fellow-creature of his ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, December 15, 1920 • Various

... bombardment. I felt that if I was blown up it would be the end of all things so far as I was concerned. The idea of after-life seemed ridiculous in the presence of such frightful destructive force. Again the prayer of that old cavalier kept coming to my mind. At any rate, one could but do one's best, and I hoped that a higher power than all that which was around would not overlook me or any other fellows on that day. At one time, not very long before the moment of attack, I felt to its intensest depth the truth of the proverb, "Carpe diem." What was time? I had another twenty minutes in which ...
— Attack - An Infantry Subaltern's Impression of July 1st, 1916 • Edward G. D. Liveing

Words linked to "Do one's best" :   do, go all out, give full measure, perform

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