Sooner Than Later
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Sooner Rather Than Later
Sooner Than Later ( or ) Sooner Rather Than Later :
The traditional expression “sooner rather than later" is now commonly abbreviated to the less logical “sooner than later."
The shorter form is very popular, but is more likely to cause raised eyebrows than the similarly abbreviated expression “long story short."
Know about Long Story Short.
The traditional expression “to make (or cut) a long story short" is now commonly abbreviated by omitting the first phrase: “Long story short, I missed my plane."
Although there’s a certain appeal to the notion of abbreviating an expression about abbreviation, the shorter form sounds odd to people not used to it.
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