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nice work

An informal expression of praise for having done something well. It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite. A: "Dad, I got an A+ on my midterm exam!" B: "Nice work, sweetie!" Nice work, Frank, now we're going to have to rebuild this entire model from scratch.
See also: nice, work

nice ˈwork!

(spoken, especially British English) used to show you are pleased when somebody has done something well: You did a good job today. Nice work, James!
See also: nice
References in classic literature ?
On the other hand, a man should be at his very best and keenest for such nice work as that, and I did not wish to do it when fagged by a long journey.
It's usually easy to be cynical about famous people sent to spectacular parts of the world for the telly - nice work if you can get it - but when they are as charming and switched on as Lumley, it's more difficult.
The shop is situated in an affluent area, and provides a nice work environment.
One of the hardest hit was the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, which lost PS337,000.
Playing a lead role on Broadway is nice work, if you can get it.
He has done some nice work on the watered gallop but will improve and has a penalty.
Here is another nice work for intermediate players.
Nice work from a so-called egalitarian party, don't you think?
THIS week's Nice Work If You Can Get It award goes to Kelly Brook, who was fired from Britain's Got Talent after six days, but still walked off with her full pounds 200,000 salary.
This is very nice work," says Peidong Yang of the University of California, Berkeley.
To be Ann Miller is, as the saying goes, nice work if you can get it.
In Nice Work he's kind to almost everybody he makes fun of, and both sexes.
Nice work if you can get licence-payers' money for it.
Congratulations on the 20th anniversary and nice work on the whole issue