no sooner … than …

no sooner … than …
no sooner… than… idiom
used to say that sth happens immediately after sth else

No sooner had she said it than she burst into tears.

Main entry:soonidiom

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  • sooner rather than later — ˌsooner rather than ˈlater idiom after a short time rather than after a long time • We urged them to sort out the problem sooner rather than later. Main entry: ↑soonidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • no sooner said than done — phrase used for emphasizing that you will do something immediately Thesaurus: happening or done quickly, suddenly or immediatelysynonym ways of saying that you are willing to do somethingsynonym Main entry: sooner * * * no sooner said than ˈdone …   Useful english dictionary

  • No sooner said than done. — something that you say when something is done as soon as someone asks for it or suggests it. Would you mind closing the window for a while? No sooner said than done …   New idioms dictionary

  • sooner — soon|er [ sunər ] adverb * earlier than expected: My prediction has come true sooner than I thought. a new test for detecting certain cancers much sooner than before I d sooner do something SPOKEN used for saying what you would prefer to do: I d… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sooner */ — UK [ˈsuːnə(r)] / US [ˈsunər] adverb earlier than expected My prediction has come true sooner than I thought. a new test for detecting certain cancers much sooner than before • no sooner ... than used for saying that something happens immediately… …   English dictionary

  • than — 1 strong conjunction 1 higher than/cheaper than etc used when comparing two things that are different to introduce the second thing: The cost of the repairs was a lot cheaper than I thought. 2 would rather/would sooner...than... used to say that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sooner — /ˈsunə/ (say soohnuh) adverb 1. comparative of soon. 2. rather; preferably: I d sooner jump off than climb down. –noun Colloquial 3. a lazy person. 4. a working animal or machine which fails to perform. –phrase 5. sooner or later, eventually. { …  

  • sooner — adverb 1. comparatives of soon or early (Freq. 2) Come a little sooner, if you can came earlier than I expected • Syn: ↑earlier 2. more readily or willingly clean it well, preferably with warm water I d rather be in Philadelphia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sooner or later — Soon Soon (s[=oo]n), adv. [OE. sone, AS. s[=o]na; cf. OFries. s[=o]n, OS. s[=a]na, s[=a]no, OHG. s[=a]r, Goth. suns.] 1. In a short time; shortly after any time specified or supposed; as, soon after sunrise. Sooner said than done. Old Proverb. As …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sooner — adverb rather. I would sooner die than marry you! …   Wiktionary

  • than — W1S1 [ðən strong ðæn] conj, prep [: Old English; Origin: thanne, thAnne] 1.) used when comparing two things, people, situations etc ▪ Natalie was prettier than her sister. ▪ You need that money more than I do. ▪ There were more people there than… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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