Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

give it (my) all

give it my all
1) make the maximum possible effort to do something
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    • give it my all to complete a task
  • Analysis

    The idiom to give something your all means to devote as much effort as you can manage to something. When you give something your all, you do as much as possible to achieve a goal or support a cause and put all of your energy into it.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I can't say whether I will win the race or not, but I can promise to give it my all!
    2. It doesn't matter if you fail at a task, so long as you give it all you've got!
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Even though Rebecca gave the coffee shop her all, she just couldn't turn it into a profitable business.
    2. I don't expect you to never make a mistake, but I do expect you to give your all while working here.
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