Phrase of the Week

Nice try

21. 2. 2021

A1 A2 B1- B1 B2 C1

A: I tried to get the boss to drop our team building by saying we were all too busy. She refused.
B: Nice try.

We use this expression to say that we won’t do or believe what someone has said or tried to make us do, or to show that we appreciate something that did not work.

You can use this phrase in ………… language.

 Spoken
 Informal

Example 1
A: I tried to get the boss to drop our team building by saying we were all too busy. She refused.
B: Nice try.

Example 2
A: You know I’m related to the president on my father’s side? Actually we’re distant cousins.
B: Nice try – but I still won’t let you borrow my car! It was expensive.

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