English Phrases: It Doesn’t Happen Overnight – Examples and Explanation

English Phrases- happen overnight

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In this lesson, I show how I used the phrase – it doesn’t happen overnight – in one of my videos, and then give more examples.

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It Doesn’t Happen Overnight

In the example I gave, I said the following:

“Having a high level of English doesn’t just happen overnight.”

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This means that it takes time to reach a high level of English. Here are two more examples:

  • “Getting fit doesn’t happen overnight.”
  • “Having a successful business doesn’t happen overnight.”

It takes time to get fit and to have a successful business.

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  • gema

    To build a frienship, it doesn’t happen overnight.

    • Great example! It sounds better like this, “Building relationships doesn’t happen overnight.”

      • gema

        ja,ja,ja, yes, it sounds better!

  • gema

    In some way relationships and friendships are alike, ja,ja,ja..But it’s more polite to speak abot friendship, isn’t it?

  • Geetz

    Changing attitude of people towards smoking habit doesn’t happen overnight.

    • I love it! Here is a more natural way to say it, “Changing people’s attitudes towards smoking doesn’t happen overnight.”

      • Geetz

        That’s cool…I liked that! Thanks

  • Geetz

    Certainly your dreams will come true,but it doesn’t happen overnight. You need to work on it.

  • Almir L de Sá

    To be fluent in English doesn’t happen overnight. You need to study every day, practise the language all moments you have !!!