Definition of 'overdue'
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The government should directly intervene and appoint a regulator to enforce change that is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We were long overdue a rapprochement and our mutual love of treading the hills seemed to offer a key. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their publication was long overdue and the format of the data makes it difficult for the public to decipher their meaning. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The volume of epic tales is thought to be the most overdue library book in British history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For me, the goal was long overdue. The Sun (2017)This change is long overdue. The Sun (2016)The concerns often focus around debts that have not been defined by Funding Circle as having defaulted but where payment is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2016)An overdue visit to a relative could make you part of exciting plans. The Sun (2011)We all agree that comprehensive refurbishment is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The name of the overdue book is unreported. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Within three hours the overdue rent was paid. The Sun (2015)The time is overdue to return to basics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This was in my report two years ago and action is now well overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It can also issue routine reminders to people whose payments are overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This can help you make some overdue changes. The Sun (2007)The system is long overdue for a complete overhaul. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The book was long overdue and had lain untouched and unfinished since the poisoning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The time is long overdue for them to end this pantomime. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The publicity coming out now is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The time for change is long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The review is laudable and long overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Heavy pruning of the statute book is overdue. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is long overdue time to see some action where past governments failed. The Sun (2010)You can't punch an overdue mortgage payment. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Which means that the much-needed makeover is now another year overdue. The Sun (2012)Make that overdue family visit. The Sun (2012)No more worrying about unpaid tax or overdue rent or the forms on the kitchen table for school trips costing hundreds of pounds we don't have. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'overdue'
British English: overdue /ˌəʊvəˈdjuː/ ADJECTIVE
If you say that a change or an event is overdue, you mean that it should have happened before now.
This debate is long overdue.
- American English: overdue
- Arabic: فَاتَ مَوعِدُ استِحْقَاقِهِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: atrasado
- Chinese: 过了期限的
- Croatian: zakasnio
- Czech: zpožděný
- Danish: for længst forfalden
- Dutch: te laat
- European Spanish: vencido
- Finnish: myöhästynyt
- French: impayé
- German: überfällig
- Greek: καθυστερημένος
- Italian: scaduto
- Japanese: 遅れた
- Korean: 연체된
- Norwegian: forfalt
- Polish: zaległy
- European Portuguese: atrasado
- Romanian: întârziatdepășit ca termen
- Russian: просроченный
- Spanish: vencido
- Swedish: förfallen
- Thai: พ้นกำหนดเวลา
- Turkish: ödeme günü geçmiş
- Ukrainian: запізнілий
- Vietnamese: quá hạn
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