One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she'll be there soon’
in a short time, shortly, presently, in the near future, before long, in a little while, in a minute, in a moment, in an instant, in a twinkling, in the twinkling of an eye, before you know it, any minute, any minute now, any day, any day now, any time, any time now, by and by
informal pronto, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson
British informal sharpish, in a tick, in two ticks
informal, archaic anon
literary ere long
2‘how soon can you get here?’
early, quickly, promptly, speedily, punctually
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