before one knows it

Definition of before one knows it

:very quickly or soon
  • We'll be there before you know it.
  • The game was over before I knew it.

Word by Word Definitions

before play
  1. : in advance : ahead

  2. : at an earlier time

  1. : forward of : in front of

  2. : in the presence of

  3. : under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. : earlier than the time that

  2. : sooner or quicker than

  3. : so that … do not

know play knows
  1. : to perceive directly : have direct cognition of

  2. : to have understanding of

  3. : to recognize the nature of : discern

  1. : knowledge


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