: without too much delay : soon
We need to fix this problem sooner rather than later.
Recent Examples on the Web But then considering the cost of another catastrophic failure, getting that work done sooner rather than later can pay big dividends. —Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 8 Mar. 2023 Lindgren's injury could affect New York's plans ahead of the trade deadline Friday and possibly open the door to acquire longtime Chicago winger Patrick Kane sooner rather than later. —Stephen Whyno, ajc, 25 Feb. 2023 The Griner story won’t go away, putting pressure on the league to change its travel policy sooner rather than later. —Staff Writer Follow, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 That slow burn strategy is the right move for Hook, but Khan may strap the proverbial rocket to him sooner rather than later. —Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 7 Jan. 2023 But each one suggests a possible path to treatment worth testing sooner rather than later, Topol says. —Time, 19 Sep. 2022 The moves suggest the network and the hosts would like to return to the air sooner rather than later. —Brian Steinberg, Variety, 3 May 2023 The head of Google’s main A.I. research lab, for one, leans toward sooner rather than later. —Tristan Bove, Fortune, 3 May 2023 So if the Celtics are going to remain in the No. 2 spot, it might as well be locked in sooner rather than later. —Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Mar. 2023 See More
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