nice and

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nice and (not comparable)

  1. (degree) Pleasingly, adequately.
    The pie came out of the oven nice and hot.
    • 1997 March, Jonathan Dorn, “Boots for little feet”, in Backpacker, volume 25, number 2, page 212:
      so be sure to lace their boots up nice and tight for maximum ankle support.
    • 1996, Arlen Roth, Hot guitar:
      Keep those bass notes nice and steady, and you'll be in good shape.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Precedes an adjective or adverb.
  • Pronouncing "and" with a full vowel would probably lead to the inference that "nice" was an independent adjective

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