in due course

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in due course

Also, in due course of time; in due time; in time; all in good time. After an appropriate interval, in a reasonable length of time. For example, In due course we'll discuss the details of this arrangement, or In due time the defense will present new evidence, or You'll learn the program in time, or We'll come up with a solution, all in good time. Chaucer used in due time in the late 1300s, and the other usages arose over the next few centuries. However, also see in good time for another meaning.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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