to the best of your ability

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - to the best of your ability

"to the best of your ability"

as well as you are able to


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to the best of your ability

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Are you going to be able to get this done for us?

Colleague 2: I can't guarantee that it is possible but I will do my utmost to make it happen.

Colleague 1: That is great. Working to the best of your ability is all we can ask for.

Colleague 2: I will put everything I have into it. It won't be for any lack of skill or diligent effort that it fails.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to the best of your ability

The Oath of Office, which is taken by the President of the United States and which reads:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

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to the best of your ability - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for to the best of your ability.

to the best of your ability - Examples:

1)  It's their data, we built the systems to the best of ability to be secure against any data attacks.

2)  We expect the fire department to allocate it resources to the best of its ability, just as our board does.

3)  These are my recruits. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, ...

4)  Didn't they swear the Hippocratic oath, "To practice and prescribe to the best of my ability for the good of my patients, and to try to avoid ..."

5)  He had a massive heart attack. From that day on I have struggled to the best of my ability to be a man. Though difficult and confusing I believe that event made ...

6)  Just go out there, try to play to the best of our ability, and hopefully there'll be some chances out there.

7)  the rationale behind what we and other rescue organizations do to ensure, to the best of our/their ability, a home that meets each dog's needs.

8)  She also fully developed the supporting characters to the best of her ability and even further at times.

9)  Each of us should go about our own business to the best of our ability, live and let live, and see others for who and ...

10)  This is my interpretation, to the best of my ability and with all of my heart (as well as the assistance ...

11)  The website framing makes you consider, clarify, and articulate to the best of your ability your vision. This is challenging, but also provides additional ...

12)  ... here to help, not hinder, us parents to prepare our children to the best of ability. Our kids deserve better than this from us! 

13)  This does not mean "attempt while unprepared"! It means prepare to the best of your ability, sever any chance of retreat, and go for it.

14)  ... to try to articulate my thoughts on this super complicated and wordy topic to the best of my ability. Please bear with me.

15)  I foster my families relationships lovingly and to the best of my ability, putting open communication first. 

16)  If his main intention was to maximize the well-being of Americans to the best of his ability, how is this a bad thing?

17)  ... to take care that the laws are faithfully executed to the best of his ability; and to expedite all such measures as may be resolved upon ...

18)  I believe we should love and respect everyone to the best of our ability, starting with ourselves.

19)  ... rigid rules, rules meant to assure that a scientific theory reflects reality to the best of our ability.

20)  ... from knowing at the end of each day that I've done everything to the best of my ability. I like getting my work done faster than people expected.