no sooner said than done

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of no sooner said than done

used to say that something happens immediately after something is said about it
  • I told them we needed more copies. No sooner said than done.
often used orally to indicate that something will be done or started immediately
  • "Tell them we needed more copies." "No sooner said than done."

Word by Word Definitions

sooner play
  1. : a person settling on land in the early West before its official opening to settlement in order to gain the prior claim allowed by law to the first settler after official opening

  2. : a native or resident of Oklahoma

said play
  1. : past tense and past participle of say

  1. : aforementioned

done play
  1. : past participle of do

  1. : arrived at or brought to an end

  2. : doomed to failure, defeat, or death

  3. : gone by : over


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