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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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  ( sooner    comparative)   ( soonest    superlative  )
1       adv   If something is going to happen soon, it will happen after a short time. If something happened soon after a particular time or event, it happened a short time after it.  
ADV with v, ADV after n/cl, ADV afterwards  
You'll be hearing from us very soon..., This chance has come sooner than I expected..., The plane was returning to the airport soon after takeoff when it burst into flames..., Soon afterwards he separated from his wife.     
2    If you say that something happens as soon as something else happens, you mean that it happens immediately after the other thing.  
as soon as      phrase  
As soon as relations improve they will be allowed to go..., You'll never guess what happened as soon as I left my room.     
3    If you say that you would just as soon do something or you'd just as soon do it, you mean that you would prefer to do it.  
would just as soon/'d just as soon      phrase  
These people could afford to retire to Florida but they'd just as soon stay put...      MODAL inf  
I'd just as soon not have to make this public...      MODAL not inf  
I'd just as soon you put that thing away...      MODAL that  
She'd just as soon throw your plate in your face as serve you.      MODAL inf as inf  

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son, song, snoop, so-so

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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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