Meaning of “no sooner does something happen than something else happens” in the English Dictionary

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"no sooner does something happen than something else happens" in American English

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no sooner does something happen than something else happens

a second thing happens immediately after the first:

No sooner had I started mowing the lawn, than it started raining.

(Definition of “no sooner does something happen than something else happens” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)