before I knew it

before I knew it
before I realized what was happening, suddenly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Baseball Before We Knew It — Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game is a 2005 book by David Block. The book is about the history of baseball and the writer of the book, David Block, brings fresh new evidence of the origins of baseball into play. Block …   Wikipedia

  • before one can say Jack Robinson — • before one knows where he is • before one can say Jack Robinson (from Idioms in Speech) very quickly; in no time He was very aged in the Vale you got to be a hundred before you knew where you were. (A. Coppard) ... she greeted me jovially, and …   Idioms and examples

  • before one knows where he is — • before one knows where he is • before one can say Jack Robinson (from Idioms in Speech) very quickly; in no time He was very aged in the Vale you got to be a hundred before you knew where you were. (A. Coppard) ... she greeted me jovially, and …   Idioms and examples

  • before you know it — very quickly or soon We ll be there before you know it. The game was over before I knew it. • • • Main Entry: ↑know …   Useful english dictionary

  • before you know it — before (you) know it surprisingly quickly. I saw a rabbit in the field, but it was gone before I knew it …   New idioms dictionary

  • before know it — before (you) know it surprisingly quickly. I saw a rabbit in the field, but it was gone before I knew it …   New idioms dictionary

  • before you know where you are — before you know where you ˈare idiom very quickly or suddenly • We were whisked off in a taxi before we knew where we were. Main entry: ↑knowidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • before you know it —    If something takes place so suddenly that you don t have time to become aware of it, it happens before you know it or before you know where you are.     The doorbell rang, and before we knew it a surprise birthday party was under way! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Before — Be*fore , adv. 1. On the fore part; in front, or in the direction of the front; opposed to {in the rear}. [1913 Webster] The battle was before and behind. 2 Chron. xiii. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. In advance. I come before to tell you. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • before — [[t]bɪfɔ͟ː(r)[/t]] ♦ (In addition to the uses shown below, before is used in the phrasal verbs go before and lay before .) 1) PREP If something happens before a particular date, time, or event, it happens earlier than that date, time, or event.… …   English dictionary


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