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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The Spurs team made a record called Nice one, Cyril, with Cockerel Chorus in 1973 and it reached No.14 in the charts.
All those baby-sitters I've interviewed to be sure I'm leaving my kids with a nice one. All those moments in which I've bitten back a temporary fury, forcing myself to speak patiently to my intransigent son or daughter.
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"It has been a learning experience and not a very nice one.
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Even though I say it myself, I'm a rather nice one - so much so that when anyone runs into me with their mobility scooter or bangs me on the shins and almost knocks me over, I always apologise to them.
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Helpfully, her final instruction was to buy "a nice one".
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"It was a shock when Stacey told us, but a nice one."
Nice one Cyril but be careful when you ask for help in meeting the six-figure cost of your space trip - some folk may respond with a rocket you didn't expect
So, nice one Chas and well done lads, it's good to be able to raise an English cheer.
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