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.
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