none too soon

none too soon

Just in time; not a moment too soon. You got here none too soon—a moment later, and we would have missed the flight!
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none too ˈsoon


1 almost too late: They were rescued none too soon; they’d already finished all the food and only had water for another day.
2 used for saying that somebody should have done something a long time ago: ‘I’ve mended the lamp in the children’s room.’ ‘None too soon. It’s been broken for weeks.’
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She was none too soon, for the foremost Wheeler reached the hill a moment after her; but while the girl scrambled up the rocks the creature stopped short with howls of rage and disappointment.
I dropped upon the thwart again, none too soon, for I was near overboard.
It was none too soon for me to look to my own part; for my head was scarce back at the window, before five men, carrying a spare yard for a battering-ram, ran past me and took post to drive the door in.
Swift as I was I was none too soon, for the green warrior had been overtaken ere he had made half the distance to the forest, and now he stood with his back to a boulder, while the herd, temporarily balked, hissed and screeched about him.
He seized Becky's hand and hurried her into the first corridor that offered; and none too soon, for a bat struck Becky's light out with its wing while she was passing out of the cavern.
Well, dear, if I were you, I'd let John have more to do with the management of Demi, for the boy needs training, and it's none too soon to begin.
And none too soon in my opinion because vast numbers of Brits are getting liver disease due to excess drinking, obesity and viral hepatitis.
It is none too soon to begin a proper investigation of the intellectual career of projective identification, and its fabulously dispersed progeny around the psychoanalytic world.
The talks come none too soon, as rights monitors condemned continuing attacks in Aleppo on Wednesday.
That will happen none too soon, as she is set to reprise her role in the rerun of The Normal Heart-the Larry Kramer play set during the onset of the AIDS crisis in 1980s America-on June 3-5.
Thousands of poor households in Twin Cities that were at risk of losing their lower-cost broadband-Internet access seem to be on the verge of getting relief, and none too soon.
It was none too soon -- black spots were starting to appear on Haiden's fingers, indicating his circulation was starting to fade.
A state sales tax passed in 2009 by Iowa's legislature arrived none too soon for the aging infrastructure of the Des Moines Independent Community School District, where the 69 school buildings were an average of 60 years old.
The arrival of this new screening technology comes none too soon as two new studies in JAMA Internal Medicine have found that colonoscopy may be over-prescribed for older adults.