before one knows where he is


before one knows where he is
• before one knows where he is
• before one can say Jack Robinson
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, almost before I knew where I was, had shown me to my quarters. (A. Cronin)

The wattle will have its nose bitten by the frost before it knows where it is, and you won't forget it either. (D. Cusack)

So before I knew where I was I was inside the baker's office. (A. Sillitoe)


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