sooner the better

the sooner the better

As soon as possible; right away. Please have compile a report of all our financials from the last two quarters, the sooner the better.
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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.
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Bruff thinks as I think, that the whole story ought, in the interests of truth, to be placed on record in writing--and 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.
One has to think of the children some time or other; the sooner the better.
But if she can marry blood, beauty, and bravery-- the sooner the better.
So you must get a publisher for it - the sooner the better.
Choose your own time, my poor child, and come and stay with me at Brighton; the sooner the better.
And for the first time the idea clearly presented itself that it was essential to put an end to this false position, and the sooner the better.
Yea, my old man wonna come back to me, but I shall go to him--the sooner the better.
Well, let us go to sleep -- let us go to sleep; and the sooner the better.
The sooner the better, for we do not know what their next move may be.
Sears (left) said: "I would be lying if I said I didn't want goals - and the sooner the better.
More work will bring less reliance on benefits - and 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.