what does “nice and -adjective” mean?

In order to hit the ball higher, you can play it just a little farther forward in your stance. Try to set your wrists a little sooner on your backswing. Make sure you allow your wrists to reset all the way in your followthrough and keep it nice and high.

In the above sentence, how does it differ from just saying keep it high?

Answer

It doesn’t. The “nice and” just says that the thing (in this case, that the bat stays high during the follow through) is a good, pleasing, comfortable thing. In every usage I can think of, the words ‘nice and” can just be mentally deleted without changing the meaning of the line.

(EDITED upon recommendation of StoneyB)

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