Definition of do (or try) one's damnedest in English:

do (or try) one's damnedest

phrase

informal
  • Do or try one's utmost.

    ‘I tried my damnedest to lift the ball’
    • ‘He was a class act, and I was trying my damnedest to be one, too.’
    • ‘I know they will be doing their damnedest to win the game, but it's not going to be easy.’
    • ‘Our men and women in uniform will be doing their damnedest to accomplish some very dangerous missions, and they know the risks.’
    • ‘Here is her current husband, a dour-faced man with a droning voice, who is trying his damnedest to look like an optimist, and his own wife will not deign to gaze at him and smile.’
    • ‘We tried our damnedest to make it special entertainment, but I'll admit I'm a contributor to the decline in TV standards.’
    • ‘I'm going to spend the next few months trying my damnedest to tiptoe through the mine fields of other people's political passions.’
    • ‘I will try my damnedest to capture the look on Alex's face when she lays eyes on one of these.’
    • ‘And I tried my damnedest to spoil my bride for a week.’
    • ‘Everyone should get involved in electoral politics and try their damnedest to nominate the best possible candidate and they should give money and time to make that happen.’
    • ‘I will try my damnedest to make that one post worth something.’
    try, attempt, venture, undertake, aspire, aim, seek, set out
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