not so fast


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not so fast

1. Literally, slow down; don't move or do something so quickly. OK, now just ease the car around this turn. Whoa, not so fast!
2. exclamation Stop right there! Don't move! Not so fast, Mark! I have a few things I need to discuss with you about your behavior in class before you leave.
See also: fast, not
References in classic literature ?
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I was weary and spent, so my progress was not so fast as I wished; but at last I came into regions which I knew.
Nay, not so fast," said a huge archer, whose mighty shoulders and red head towered high above the throng of his comrades.
Hullo there; not so fast," says Holmes, who is bound to stand up for them till they are proved in the wrong.
So to a generation prepared to remember him solely as one of the best to ever lay hands on a basketball, Johnson says not so fast.
Not so fast there, protests another group that has also looked at the lowest-branch question with a large set of data.
Well if you're African American and think it's on the 4th of July, not so fast.