make nice
phrasal to be deliberately and often insincerely polite and agreeable <
must make nice to politicians they cannot stand — Ken Auletta
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make nice — (or nice nice) informal be pleasant or polite to someone, typically in a hypocritical way the seat next to him was empty, so he wasn t required to make nice with a stranger * * * make nice see ↑nice • • • Main Entry: ↑make make nice US informal …   Useful english dictionary

  • make nice-nice —    to copulate    Nice, it might seem, for both parties:     Sylvia Forsyth was making nice nice with Timothy Cussack, her sister in law s former lover. (Sanders, 1994) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • To make nice of — Nice Nice (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. {Nicer} (n[imac] s[ e]r); superl. {Nicest}.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Not Ready to Make Nice — Single by Dixie Chicks from the album Taking the Long Way …   Wikipedia

  • nice — [nīs] adj. nicer, nicest [ME, strange, lazy, foolish < OFr nice, nisce, stupid, foolish < L nescius, ignorant, not knowing < nescire, to be ignorant < ne , not (see NO1) + scire, to know: see SCIENCE] 1. difficult to please;… …   English World dictionary

  • Nice — (n[imac]s), a. [Compar. {Nicer} (n[imac] s[ e]r); superl. {Nicest}.] [OE., foolish, fr. OF. nice ignorant, fool, fr. L. nescius ignorant; ne not + scius knowing, scire to know. Perhaps influenced by E. nesh delicate, soft. See {No}, and {Science} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nice — nicely, adv. niceness, n. /nuys/, adj., nicer, nicest. 1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit. 2. amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers. 3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill,… …   Universalium

  • nice time —    a single act of copulation with a prostitute    Prostitute s jargon when soliciting:     You ve given me the ticket and I ve given you a nice time. (G. Greene, 1932)    See also make nice nice …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • Nice guy — is a term in the general public discourse and in popular culture describing an adult or teenage male with friendly yet unassertive personality traits in the context of a relationship with a woman.[1] A typical nice guy is perceived to put the… …   Wikipedia

  • Nice & Slow — Single by Usher from the album My Way Released February 3, 1998 Forma …   Wikipedia

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