sooner than you think

sooner than you think

Sooner or earlier than is expected; sooner rather than later. The actor said the next film in the popular franchise would be coming sooner than you think. A: "I heard there's going to be a round of layoffs coming in the future." B: "From what I've heard, it'll be sooner than you think."
See also: sooner, 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
References in classic literature ?
We may meet again sooner than you think. So keep a good heart, and don't miss the seven o'clock train."
"Well, we may try you sooner than you think. Have you heard anything of the lodge in these parts?"
September might seem a long way to go but the summer will fly past sooner than you think. Just when you think all the fun is over and the cultural agenda will quieten down, a new festival appears.
Red Velvet's comeback is sooner than you think. The popular girl group will be dropping their mini-album 'The ReVe Festival: Day 1' on June 19.
The filmmaker, who also wrote the flick has hinted that the movie might be coming to Netflix sooner than you think, like in less than two weeks:
Plans have officially been revealed for a brand new pub and carvery inKirkby Town Centre- and it's coming sooner than you think.
But CTV and other advanced TV technologies will make up a bigger part of that pie, maybe sooner than you think.
India, June 12 -- The inevitable has happened, Fortnite is coming to Nintendo Switch and it's sooner than you think. Starting 10 AM Pacific Time on the 12th of June right after the Nintendo E3 2018 showcase or at 10:30 PM IST on the 12th, you will be able to download Fortnite from the Nintendo eShop for the Switch.
It might not look like it now, but gardening season will be here sooner than you think. That means buying seeds, soil, pots, gloves and any other tools you need to make your 2018 garden one to remember.
It may be hard to think of a time post-Chanukah, but it's sooner than you think. And in that week between Christmas and New Years, when you've run out of excuses to get out of the house, we present you with one more: Jewcy's end-of-year, Notakkah party!
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.