nice one


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nice one

An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.) Mary: "Dad, I got an A+ on my midterm exam!" Bill: "Nice one, sweetie!" Nice one, Frank, now we're going to have to rebuild this entire model from scratch.
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Once the public understand that NICE ONE and NICE TO are no more than databases, and that NICE TRI is the controlling executive, then all is explained, and they need never again feel perplexed.
Nice One Clare, who was withdrawn from the Vodafone Stewards' Cup at the latest forfeit stage, had finished fourth behind Shibboleth in the Group Three Criterion Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket on her most recent start.
Tesco has a nice one called Chateau Pey la Tour which is usually pounds 7, but I've seen it offered for a few quid less.
Forty-odd years on and it's still true: Paul was the nice one and John was the one your mum and dad didn't like.
Assistant headteacher Kath Williams said: "Pinocchio seemed quite a nice one to do and a lot of work has gone into it.
She is being fed soup by long-suffering husband Tim Healy - he's the nice one from Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
It was a tough game to watch,'' Malone said, ``but it was a nice one to win.
Stella (McCormack) is the nice one with a fiance, Ag (Weisz) is a virgin and Prue (Friel) is the slutty one.
She lives in a cramped, Lower Manhattan apartment with her latest guy, an uncharacteristically nice one named Bobby (``Antwone Fisher's'' Derek Luke).
P ayne's best horses were Night Prospector, winner of last year's Group 2 Temple Stakes, run at Epsom; Nice One Clare, who completed the Group 2 Diadem StakesWokingham double in 2001; Ya Malak, runner-up in the 1995 Group 1 Nunthorpe Stakes before dead-heating in the same race for David Nicholls two years later; Casteddu, winner of the valuable Racecall Gold Trophy at Redcar in 1991; Raise A Grand and Medaille d'Or.
To be frank, they are not everyone's cup of tea, but if it is a nice one in good working order it should be worth about pounds 150.
When I see a nice one that comes in a magazine or out of a book, I just do it.
I'm happy because I've had a bunch of bad first rounds this year,'' the three-time Champions Tour winner said, ``so to shoot a nice one is a good start for me.
30pm: Ladbrokes: 13-8 Droopys Kanaka 2 No Can Waltz 3 Winged Runner 7 Nice One Dawn 16 Nice One Honcho, Slaheny Sally.
He laid down a nice one in the fifth inning that led to the Dodgers' third run.