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had (just) as soon (do something)

Would like to or would rather do something. Often used when one is faced with several options. It would be nice to live somewhere else, but I'd just 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

had (just) as soon do something

 and would (just) as soon do something
prefer to do something else; to be content to do something. (The would or had is usually expressed as the contraction 'd.) They want me to go into town. I'd as soon stay home. If you're cooking stew tonight, we'd as soon eat somewhere else. I would just as soon stay home as pay to go to see a bad movie.
See also: soon