one's level best

Definition of one's level best

  1. :  one's best effort at doing something He tried his level best to win the race. She did her level best to please her mother.

Word by Word Definitions

levelplay
  1. :  a device for establishing a horizontal line or plane by means of a bubble in a liquid that shows adjustment to the horizontal by movement to the center of a slightly bowed glass tube

    :  a measurement of the difference of altitude of two points by means of a level

    :  horizontal condition

  1. :  to make (a line or surface) horizontal :  make flat or level

    :  to bring to a horizontal aiming position

    :  aim, direct

  1. :  having no part higher than another :  conforming to the curvature of the liquid parts of the earth's surface

    :  parallel with the plane of the horizon :  horizontal

    :  even or unvarying in height

bestplay
  1. : superlative ofgood

    :  excelling all others

    :  most productive of good :  offering or producing the greatest advantage, utility, or satisfaction

  1. : superlative ofwell

    :  in the best (see 1best) way :  to greatest advantage

    :  most

  1. :  the best (see 1best) state or part

    :  one that is best

    :  the greatest degree of good or excellence

  1. :  to get the better of :  outdo

  1. :  had best (see 2best 1)


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