Meaning of sooner rather than later in English:

sooner rather than later

phrase

  • Before much time has gone by.

    ‘I would be grateful if you would come to your senses sooner rather than later’
    • ‘According to the lead story in today's Independent it's just as well I'm going sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘By next spring that mood may grow a good deal more impatient to try out this promised new era of good governance sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘Gilbert is cautiously optimistic that the acquisition will be earnings positive sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘Simple economics suggest that Celtic and Rangers will have to go in search of fresh prey, and sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘There's an incredible sense of anticipation that nabbing the big fella is going to happen sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘But he at least expects to be involved and feels sure that, sooner rather than later, the call will come.’
    • ‘He points out industry priorities which the public and private sector need to tackle, sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘But the new boss will have to address the role and purpose of its northerly outpost sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘This is going to be the crucial question over the coming months and one that all businesses must face up to sooner rather than later.’
    • ‘Experience teaches us that if it happens in the United States, it will happen here, sooner rather than later.’