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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverdueo‧ver‧due /ˌəʊvəˈdjuː◂ $ ˌoʊvərˈduː◂/ ●○○ adjective  1 LATEnot done, paid, returned etc by the time expected an overdue gas bill The library books are overdue. The baby was a week overdue (=it was expected to be born a week ago).see thesaurus at late2 LATEsomething that is overdue should have happened or been done a long time agooverdue for He was overdue for a shave. We welcome this announcement and think it’s long overdue.
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overdueCollette's baby is already two weeks overdue.I must take these books back to the library - they're overdue.The rent's three weeks overdue.It is clear this system is out of control and that comprehensive reforms are long overdue.Tea-time temptress Jenny Hanley: is a comeback overdue?The National Governors' Association endorsed the final bill, and many governors praised the welfare changes as long overdue.She has to deliver her disgracefully overdue copy to Outsider.We would like to encourage you to participate in this exciting and overdue development.These works are long overdue for revival in major surroundings and von Otter puts forth an impressive case for their exhumation.overdue mortgage paymentsTrack renewals are also becoming overdue, with a succession of speed restrictions because of the condition of parts of the line.long overdueA statutory clarification of their status is long overdue.A visit from Mrs Brocklebank was long overdue.An all-out campaign to truly simplify the tax code, and answer basic small business riddles, is long overdue.Mississippi, but by the fact that the partial payment on a grievous debt was so long overdue.It was long overdue, but they were merely the first of several ecosocial Nobel Laureates.We are long overdue for a complete overhaul of the mathematics curriculum at all levels.The environmental movement is long overdue for some seri-ous soul searching and reconciliation with reality.Then again, she was long overdue to write to her sister in Wisconsin.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverdueo‧ver‧due /ˌəʊvəˈdjuː◂ˌoʊvərˈduː◂/ adjectiveACCOUNTING a payment that is overdue should have been made earlierThe payment is two weeks overdue.Interest on overdue taxes will stay at 11%.
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