Definition of nice try
: 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
: to examine or investigate judicially
: to conduct the trial of
: to participate as counsel in the judicial examination of
: 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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