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level best

see under do one's best
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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  • 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
  • There's a breakdown gang doing its level best to get us clear.

    Mary Gray Katharine Tynan
  • But they were doing their level best to save the vessel: that was plain.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens
  • If you'll pay me ten dollars a week, Mr. Dart, I'll do my level best to earn it.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • 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
  • "Now then, boys, I expect every one of you to do his level best," said Gif.

    The Rover Boys at Colby Hall Arthur M. Winfield
  • And they were really doing their level best to avoid such a punishment.

    Fred Fenton on the Crew Allen Chapman

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