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Nice try, but no cigar

Submitted by Aldefina on 2022-09-28
  • Idiom: Nice try, but no cigar
  • Language: English
  • Idiomatic translations / equivalents: Polish
  • Explained meaning: English
  • Lyrics containing the idiom: 1 lyrics

Idiomatic translations of "Nice try, but no cigar"

Już był w ogródku, już witał się z gąską,

Meanings of "Nice try, but no cigar"


You say close but no cigar or nice try but no cigar to mean that someone is almost correct or that they have almost been successful, but are not quite correct or successful. He tried to break the record. It was close, but no cigar. Note: In the past, cigars were sometimes given as prizes at fairs. This expression may have been used if someone did not quite manage to win a prize.

Explained by AldefinaAldefina on Wed, 28/09/2022 - 20:38
Explained by AldefinaAldefina

"Nice try, but no ..." in lyrics

Leningrad - Putin

[ Couplet 3]
He does everything the other way than ordinary people.
Nice try, but no cigar,
he cannot invite whores to the Kremlin,