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nifty

Very good, interesting, or smart. Said typically of things. This nifty little device helps you locate your keys if you can't remember where you put them. That's a nifty bike you've got there! Is it new?

nifty

1. mod. neat; smart. That is a pretty nifty car you have there.
2. n. a fifty-dollar bill. (From nifty-fifty.) He paid me with a nifty and a domino.
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The times zones are much niftier when it comes to Europe and the poor pampered players won't need to do much travelling.
* Soundhound Even niftier than Shazam - which will tell you the name of a song and its artist when you hold it up to the speakers - this app recognises tunes you can't remember when you hum a section or sing a couple of lines.
HP has been struggling in the PC market as niftier gadgets like iPad have lured away consumers.
Of course, Ruger is still with us and offers even niftier things these days.
The iPad, for one, didn't necessarily solve a problem so much as take what existed and sim ply do it better--or at least deliver the same array of options in a niftier package.
Only the title story concerns football and it's a joke told against its hero who is appalled that his worst enemy, Moody Margaret, is niftier on the ball than he is.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy is a prettier package than before, with more quality trim and neater and niftier lights all round.
I would think S&W would be hard pressed to develop something niftier than the model 332.
Armed now with a 3.5-litre V6 engine and eight-speed transmission, the latest IS is niftier, sleeker and ready to slug it out with the best in its niche.
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Loquacious rather than vivacious (though he is niftier on his pins than many a 71-year-old), the Welshman is one of theatreland's great characters and raconteurs, and also one of its supreme professionals.
"You could be up against the likes of Walter Walsh who is 6ft 4, really strong powerful guy or up against Colin Fennelly who is more nifty, or Richie Hogan who is smaller and niftier.
But midway through 2004, Audi launched the all-new A6 which, thanks to niftier styling and that dominant, single-frame front grille, has considerably more on-street presence.
Two perfect centres from the captain were converted by Gerrard and Terry to give England an adrenaline buzz before Peter Crouch showed far niftier footwork to find the back of the net than he did in celebrating his second successive international goal.
Niftier still is the way it automatically falls back into the tuck position as the ignition is switched off.