sooner the better

sooner the better

The sooner something [referred to] gets done, the better things will be. Bob: When do you need this? Mary: The sooner the better. Bob: Please get the oil changed in the station wagon. The sooner the better. Alice: I'll do it today.
See also: better, sooner
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One has to think of the children some time or other; the sooner the better.
But then, you see, I had firmly realised this, that she would sooner recover from our separation than from our marriage; that her love for me, pretty and poignant and dramatic while it lasted, was a book- born, book-fed dream, which must die soon or late,--the sooner the better for the peace of the dreams that in the course of nature would soon spring up to take its place.
Yea, my old man wonna come back to me, but I shall go to him--the sooner the better.
It's no use, Jo, we've got to have it out, and the sooner the better for both of us," he answered, getting flushed and excited all at once.
So you must get a publisher for it - the sooner the better.
This is a welcome development and one that expats with wills written under the doctrine of common Law should take advantage of -- and the sooner the better.
It's another reason the sooner the better for getting deals done.
We would say the sooner the better," said Norbert Roettgen, the chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the German Bundestag who is a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Out of deep concern for the wellbeing of Lebanon and promoting bilateral relations, I do hereby urge you to elect a new president, the sooner the better," president Hollande said.
YOU SAID: The sooner the better work starts on this major project then the Middlehaven will take further important steps to becoming more accessible to the town.
This is unacceptable and I am all for the privatisation of the Royal Mail, the sooner the better.
Whenever he comes back, maybe the sooner the better, the team have got to tell Kevin what their problems are with him and Kevin has to say what his problems are with the team.
The sooner the better as it will tighten the whole thing up and lead to better racing.
I suggest that Ysbyty Gwynedd faces up to the problem, shows a little more resolve and removes the WRVS logo from their premises, the sooner the better.
I still think it is very important, the sooner the better (to form the new government).