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level best

see under do one's best
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  • Again the leather went into play, and once more each eleven did its level best to force the pigskin over the opponents' line.

    The Mystery at Putnam Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • But you can be sure that I am bound to do my level best in anything I attempt.

    Frank Merriwell's Races Burt L. Standish
  • At first Bella did try her "level best" as Saidie put it, to be all that Jack required of her.

    If Only etc. Francis Clement Philips and Augustus Harris
  • I can provide for you comfortably and I'll do my level best to be a good husband to you.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The district nurse had done her level best to clear up, perhaps, but there had been no attempt at good cheer.

    The Witness Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  • There's a breakdown gang doing its level best to get us clear.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • "Yes, they'll do their level best to cut our throats," agreed Jim.

    Jack Haydon's Quest John Finnemore

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