do nicely

idiom

: to be suitable for a purpose
"I only have this screwdriver." "Thanks. It will do nicely."

Examples of do nicely in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From 100% linen that's pre-washed for softness, this comforter cover should do nicely to keep you cozy in the winter and cool in the summer. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 7 Jan. 2024 Richardson's off-the-charts athleticism and natural monster arm should do nicely. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Apr. 2023 America needs heroes, and this guy wearing Cap’s costume will do nicely. Erik Kain, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Shaving 10 goals off the 56 the club conceded in 2022 would do nicely, Albright indicated. The Enquirer, 24 Feb. 2023 The players who tend to do nicely out here are the ones who are still trying to be competitive from 45 years of age to 50 years of age. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 14 Nov. 2022 For those who love a short set to laze around in, this set from swimwear brand Vitamin A will do nicely. Sarah Boyd, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 As for what additional pets Paulina and Fia would want—a box of kittens or puppies would do nicely, thank you very much. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 14 June 2021 Meryl Streep? — will do nicely, thanks. New York Times, 2 June 2021 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'do nicely.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near do nicely

Cite this Entry

“Do nicely.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20nicely. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!