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I'd no sooner lie to you than strangle a puppy. I'd no sooner lie to you than strangle a puppy. ( I came across it on the internet.) What does it mean? ...had no sooner done...than... Here is no 'done'. The whole sentence doesn't make any sense to me.
Oct 24, 2019 1:53 AM
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This means I would never strangle a puppy, but i would do that before I would lie to you. It’s a way of emphasizing that you would never do something. By the way the two things could be just about anything. I’d no sooner eat eat calves liver than jump off a 10 story building.
October 24, 2019
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