nice try

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

nice play
  1. : wanton, dissolute

  2. : coy, reticent

  3. : showing fastidious or finicky tastes : particular

  1. : in a nice or pleasing way

try play
  1. : to make an attempt

  2. : to make an attempt at

  3. : to put to test or trial

  1. : an experimental trial : attempt

  2. : 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


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