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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soon ( 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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