too soon


: before the time that is proper, preferred, or specified
I spoke too soon.
It's too soon to tell what will happen.
The show was over all too soon.
often used in negative context to say at an appropriate or opportune time
The plumber arrived, and not a moment too soon.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While too soon to declare the crisis over, the steps taken so far appear to be working. Jeffrey Schulze, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 But in a podcast hosted by organizational scientist Adam Grant, behavioral economist Uri Gneezy argues that employers tend to give up too soon on the practice. Amber Burton, Fortune, 17 Apr. 2023 Mayor Eric Adams has put his faith in Kathleen Corradi, New York City’s new director of rodent mitigation, to oversee rat reduction efforts — and not a moment too soon. Dodai Stewart, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2023 The peace of Easter ends too soon. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2023 Have an accountability partner Inconsistency and quitting too soon are two common reasons people fail at budgeting. Jocelyn Solis-moreira, Popular Science, 4 Apr. 2023 And not a moment too soon, given that the start of the NFL’s league year and the opening of free agency is essentially only a week away. The Indianapolis Star, 4 Mar. 2023 Too much, too soon. José Criales-unzueta, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2023 Did the camera cut away too soon? Vulture, 12 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Too soon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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