nice try

Definition of nice try

  1. :  a good effort or attempt to do something <Nice try. I'm sure you'll do better next time.> —usually used in an ironic way to say that an attempt at something was not very good or was not a nice thing to do <Nice try, but you're not going to trick me this time.>

Word by Word Definitions

niceplay
  1. :  wanton, dissolute

    :  coy, reticent

    :  showing fastidious or finicky tastes :  particular

  1. :  to examine or investigate judicially

    :  to conduct the trial of

    :  to participate as counsel in the judicial examination of

  1. :  an experimental trial :  attempt

    :  a play in rugby that is similar to a touchdown in football, scores usually five points, and entitles the scoring side to attempt a placekick at the goal for additional points

    :  the score made on a try


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