the most

the most
the most
: something of the greatest importance, strength, value, etc.

The most I can give you is $10. [=I can give you $10, but I can't give you more than $10]

Is that the most you can do?

You'll need to make wise investments if you want get the most out of your money.

A second chance is the most we can hope for now.

He tries hard, but that's the most [=all] we can say for him. [=the best thing we can say about him is that he tries hard]

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