そばから - Grammar Discussion

as soon as
right after
even if … still

Structure
Verb[る]+ そばから + Phrase
Verb[た]+ そばから + Phrase

そばから (B) is a slightly old fashioned phrase used when no matter what someone does, (B) happens as soon as (A) - often on a routine basis. Speaker usually has a negative attitude towards (B), which often ends with てしまう.

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