Definition of nice one in US English:

nice one

phrase

British
informal
  • 1Expressing approval or commendation.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘But, y'know, nice one Jimbo and all that, but who cares?’
    • ‘His wife looked exhausted apparently… nice one Michael!’
    • ‘I think this a really interesting topic - nice one!’
    • ‘Randy - so, software plus a region 1 dongle could be the answer… nice one!’
    • ‘A top collection and very cool show, nice one Paul!’
    • ‘Looks like the site is hosted by Abe Abstract Dynamics Burmeister - nice one.’
    • ‘That made me laugh Grant, nice one, I'm going to start using that like the ‘prison style’ phrase.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Paul Royston recently supplied the lads with new track suits and training jackets, nice one Paul.’
    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.’