1) ADV-GRADED: ADV with v If something is happening or working nicely, it is happening or working in a satisfactory way or in the way that you want it to.
See also nice

She has a bit of private money, so they manage quite nicely...

The crowds had been soaked and were now nicely drying out.

2) PHRASE: V inflects, usu cont If someone or something is doing nicely, they are being successful.

...another hotel owner who is doing very nicely.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that something will do nicely, you mean that it is good enough for the situation.

A shirt and jersey and an ordinary pair of trousers will do nicely, thank you...

A quick nod of approval would have done nicely.

do fine

English dictionary. 2008.

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