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Meaning of “sooner or later” in the English Dictionary

"sooner or later" in British English

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sooner or later

B2 used to say that you do not ​knowexactly when something will ​happen, but you are ​certain that it will ​happen: Sooner or ​later she's going to ​realize what a ​mistake she's made.
(Definition of sooner or later from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sooner or later" in American English

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sooner or later

at some ​time in the ​future: Don’t ​worry, ​sooner or ​later the ​cat will come ​home.
(Definition of sooner or later from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sooner or later”
in Chinese (Simplified) 迟早…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遲早…
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