no sooner than something

no sooner than something
no sooner than (something) not before a particular time.

The new drug is expected to be ready no sooner than early next year.


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  • no sooner than — (something) not before a particular time. The new drug is expected to be ready no sooner than early next year …   New idioms dictionary

  • no sooner (do something) than (do something else) — immediately after one thing happens another thing happens. I had no sooner gotten my bags unpacked than I felt as if I had never been on vacation. He was no sooner graduated than he was on his way to California. She no sooner completed one… …   New idioms dictionary

  • no sooner... than — phrase used for saying that something happens immediately after something else No sooner had I walked in the door than the phone rang. Thesaurus: after another event or timesynonym Main entry: sooner …   Useful english dictionary

  • I'd sooner do something — I’d sooner do something spoken phrase used for saying what you would prefer to do I’d sooner marry no one than marry a fool like him. ‘Do you want to go out to eat?’ ‘I’d sooner stay in.’ Thesaurus: preferring and preferencesynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • I would sooner do something (than something else) — I, etc. would sooner do sth (than sth else) idiom to prefer to do sth (than do sth else) • She d sooner share a house with other students than live at home with her parents. Main entry: ↑soonidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • I'd sooner do something — spoken used for saying what you would prefer to do I d sooner marry no one than marry a fool like him. Do you want to go out to eat? I d sooner stay in …   English 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

  • sooner — [ˈsuːnə] adv earlier than expected The announcement came sooner than we expected.[/ex] The investigation may be completed sooner than previously thought.[/ex] • I would sooner do sth spoken used for saying what you would prefer to do[/ex] I d… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • sooner — [[t]su͟ːnə(r)[/t]] 1) Sooner is the comparative of soon. 2) PHRASE You say the sooner the better when you think something should be done as soon as possible. Detective Holt said: The kidnapper is a man we must catch and the sooner the better . 3) …   English dictionary

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