over due

overdue

[oh-ver-doo, -dyoo]
adjective
1.
past due, as a delayed train or a bill not paid by the assigned date; late: two overdue library books.
2.
too long awaited; needed or expected for some time: Improvements in our highway system are long overdue.
3.
more than sufficiently advanced, mature, or ready: That country is overdue for industrial development.

Origin:
1835–45; over- + due

overdueness, noun

overdo, overdue.


1. tardy, behindhand.
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overdue (ˌəʊvəˈdjuː)
 
adj
past the time specified, required, or preferred for arrival, occurrence, payment, etc

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overdue
"past the due date," 1845 of bills, 1890 of library books, 1970 of menstrual periods, from over + due.
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