do one's best

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: do as well as one can No one expects you to do the job perfectly. Just do your best.

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“Do one's best.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20one%27s%20best. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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