Definition of nice one in US English:

nice one

phrase

British
informal
  • 1Expressing approval or commendation.

    • ‘Heh - no sooner do I idly wish out loud for a potential hacker version of the Caesar blog then I get mailed this by the man himself - nice one, Caesar.’
    • ‘That made me laugh Grant, nice one, I'm going to start using that like the ‘prison style’ phrase.’
    • ‘Paul Royston recently supplied the lads with new track suits and training jackets, nice one Paul.’
    • ‘But when you're walking down the street in Liverpool people you don't know shout out, ‘alright Liz, nice one girl’ and give you the thumbs up.’
    • ‘I think this a really interesting topic - nice one!’
    • ‘A top collection and very cool show, nice one Paul!’
    • ‘But, y'know, nice one Jimbo and all that, but who cares?’
    • ‘Looks like the site is hosted by Abe Abstract Dynamics Burmeister - nice one.’
    • ‘Randy - so, software plus a region 1 dongle could be the answer… nice one!’
    • ‘His wife looked exhausted apparently… nice one Michael!’
    1. 1.1 Used sarcastically to comment on an inept act.
      ‘oh, nice one, she put her finger up to her eye and tugged at the skin’
      • ‘A big thanks to whoever that was who woke me up at 4ish this afternoon: nice one.’
      • ‘He had failed to remember that it was Mother's Day - nice one mate.’