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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nice one

used to express approval. British informal
2001 Searcher Waving it aloft with delight, I shouted a ‘Howzat!’ that merely elicited grudging grunts of ‘Nice one’ from the Mexborough duo.
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ˈnice one!

(British English, spoken) used to show you are pleased when something good has happened or somebody has said something amusing: You got the job? Nice one!
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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 is published by Out of Hand Limited, and is available from any good book shop, its ISBN is 0 954581202
SJP was my favourite in SATC, neither the "vamp", the "wimp" nor the "gimp", just the nice one, with talent, normal looks and feelings and - as she proved in Cannes last week - an enduring star quality.
11 on Golden Silver at 1,000 - nice one Punting low Saturday was particularly hard for me when everything seemed to go wrong, especially on the run-in at Carlisle.
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.
It was a tough game to watch,'' Malone said, ``but it was a nice one to win.
WOKINGHAM Stakes winner Nice One Clare will return to Ascot on Saturday week in search of a second big handicap success.
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.
She is being fed soup by long-suffering husband Tim Healy - he's the nice one from Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
She lives in a cramped, Lower Manhattan apartment with her latest guy, an uncharacteristically nice one named Bobby (``Antwone Fisher's'' Derek Luke).
Assistant headteacher Kath Williams said: "Pinocchio seemed quite a nice one to do and a lot of work has gone into it.
Stella (McCormack) is the nice one with a fiance, Ag (Weisz) is a virgin and Prue (Friel) is the slutty one.
When I see a nice one that comes in a magazine or out of a book, I just do it.
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.