as soon

as soon

Like to; rather. Often used when one is faced with several options. It would be nice to live somewhere else, but I would as soon go to a local college, so that I can stay close to my family. I'd as soon stay home tonight—is that all right?
See also: soon
References in classic literature ?
You can do as you please, but I shall keep my book on the table here and read a little every morning as soon as I wake, for I know it will do me good and help me through the day.
2 : in a prompt way : quickly <I'll call you as soon as possible.
As soon as the Virginia House of Burgesses joined her sister colonies in voicing official support for Boston, the royal governor of Virginia again dissolved the assembly.
But as soon as the 82nd minute celebrations had died down the chants against chairman Lorraine Rogers and choruses of ``Sack theboard'' resumed.
Of course I hope Beckham will be back playing as soon as possible and that he will fully recover from this incident long before the World Cup.