sooner than you think

sooner than you think

an expression stating that something will happen sooner than a time expected or just mentioned. Sally: I'm going to have to stop pretty soon for a rest. Mary: Sooner than you think, I'd say. I think one of our tires is low. Tom: The stock market is bound to run out of steam pretty soon. Bob: Sooner than you think from the look of today's news.
See also: sooner, think
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For business yet to include the Country of Origin standards on its labels, four months might seem like a long time but it will be on us sooner than you think.
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NEYMAR has finally made his worldrecord PS199million move to Paris Saint-Germain but I reckon he'll regret it sooner than you think.
If you have not made your own funeral arrangements then maybe this is the time to make them as your own funeral might arrive sooner than you think.
You all need to tell Theresa May to get her finger out in the near future and trigger Article 50 or it will be much sooner than you think.
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net can put you into the good graces of your next employer - or employee - sooner than you think.
The way he is playing, it might happen sooner than you think," he said.
Inevitably, John returns to the frontline, promising his sweetheart: "It will all be over sooner than you think and I'll be back for good.
Paris' Syl Apps arena will be the scene of radical changes coming sooner than you think.
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