Nice work if you can get it


That would be a very pleasant thing to do; wouldn’t that be fun? •An admiring comment made when one sees something easy, pleasant, attractive, etc, used esp with sexual overtones: They’re paid salaries totaling millions, they get the best tables in restaurants, the valets never keep them waiting for their Mercedes, they glide from one studio job to another. Nice work if you can get it

[1930s+; this was the title of a George and Ira Gershwin song of 1937]


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