do one's damnedest

idiom
variants: or try one's damnedest
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of do one's damnedest

chiefly US, informal + impolite
: to try very hard to do something
  • He's doing his damnedest to win.
  • I'll try my damnedest to be there on time.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

damnedest play
  1. : utmost, best


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