had sooner (do something)

had sooner (do something)

Would prefer to do something; would be more inclined or willing to do something. A less common variant of "would sooner (do something)." I had sooner not talk to you right now. With all due respect, we'd sooner focus on the issue at hand than start discussing other issues.
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