nice work if you can get it


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nice work if you can get it

That is an enviable way to earn a living. I have a friend who makes thousands a month just by recording a few ads for the radio. Nice work if you can get it!
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nice work if you can get it

People say nice work if you can get it when they are talking about a job that they think is easy and enjoyable. All I have to do is sit, listen and ask the occasional question — nice work if you can get it.
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nice work if you can get it

used to express envy of what is perceived to be another person's more favourable situation, especially if they seem to have reached it with little effort. informal
Nice work if you can get it was the title of an Ira Gershwin song from 1937 .
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nice ˌwork if you can ˈget it

(informal, humorous) used for saying how lucky a person is to have such a pleasant and well-paid job: She has to see all the latest movies as part of her job. Nice work if you can get it.
See also: can, get, if, nice, work
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