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1    in or after a short time; in a little while; before long  
the doctor will soon be here     
2    as soon as   at the very moment that  
she burst into tears as soon as she saw him     
3    as   used to indicate that the second alternative mentioned is not preferable to the first  
I'd just as soon go by train as drive     
     (Old English sona; related to Old High German sano, Gothic suns)  
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anon     (archaic)   any minute now, before long, betimes     (archaic)   erelong     (archaic or poetic)   in a couple of shakes, in a little while, in a minute, in a short time, in the near future, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, shortly  

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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."
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