fairly soon meaning, fairly soon definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adv   Fairly means to quite a large degree. For example, if you say that something is fairly old, you mean that it is old but not very old.  
ADV adj/adv   (=quite)  
Both ships are fairly new..., We did fairly well but only fairly well.     
2       adv   You use fairly instead of `very' to add emphasis to an adjective or adverb without making it sound too forceful.  
ADV adj/adv     (vagueness)    (=pretty)  
Were you always fairly bright at school?..., I'll have no income and no home and will need a job fairly badly.     
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fairly, fairy, fair, fair play

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manufactured according to fair trade principles: équitablement fabriqué?
as soon as possible
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
to do something too soon, especially without thinking carefully about it
Originally used in sports contests that are started by firing a gun
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
hiver, sitôt qu'il est trop beau nous promet un été plein d'eau
culture générale 21 décembre, hiver
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