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