no sooner said than done

Accomplished immediately, as in He said we should leave and, no sooner said than done. This expression employs no sooner ... than in the sense of “at once,” a usage dating from the mid-1500s.


Nearby words

  1. no shit,
  2. no sir,
  3. no skin off one's nose,
  4. no smoke without fire, there's,
  5. no soap,
  6. no spring chicken,
  7. no stomach for, have,
  8. no strings attached,
  9. no such thing,
  10. no sweat

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