level best


level best
To do one's level best — это значит упорно стремиться к достижению цели. Говорят, что это выражение пришло из Калифорнии, с золотых приисков в XIX в. Золотоискатели просеивали через сито землю до тех пор, пока она не ложилась ровным тонким слоем, чтобы увидеть частички золота. В широкое употребление в США это выражение вошло в середине XIX в., а в Великобритании — к концу XIX в.

I can't promise to get you a job in my firm, but I'll certainly do my level best. — Я не могу обещать тебе работу в моей фирме, но я, конечно, сделаю всё, что в моих силах.


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  • level best — n. one’s very best effort. □ I will do my level best to find your husband. □ Don’t go to a whole lot of trouble. Your level best is good enough …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • level best — n. to do one s level best * * * to do one s level best …   Combinatory dictionary

  • level best — {adj. phr.} One s utmost; one s very best. * /Eric refused to stay in school although his parents did their level best to make him finish./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • level best — {adj. phr.} One s utmost; one s very best. * /Eric refused to stay in school although his parents did their level best to make him finish./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • level\ best — adj. phr. One s utmost; one s very best. Eric refused to stay in school although his parents did their level best to make him finish …   Словарь американских идиом

  • level best — noun the greatest possible degree he tried his utmost • Syn: ↑utmost, ↑uttermost, ↑maximum • Derivationally related forms: ↑maximize (for: ↑maximum), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • level best — phrasal very best …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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