“You need to have a nice, firm grip.”

English Lesson: You need to have a nice, firm grip.

You're giving a friend advice on how to act in business situations in the U.S. You discuss the correct way to give a handshake. You give this piece of advice.

You need to have a nice, firm grip.

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a nice, (adjective) (something)

The word "nice" often pairs with other positive adjectives in phrases like:

a firm grip

Your "grip" is the way that you hold on to something. For example, golfers spend a lot of time trying to improve their "grip".

A "firm" grip is tight, but not too tight. It's just the right amount of pressure.

Other words to describe one's grip include:

  • a loose grip
  • a relaxed grip
  • a strong grip