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"overdue" in British English

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overdueadjective

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈdjuː/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈduː/
(Definition of overdue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overdue" in American English

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overdueadjective

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈdu/
not done or ​happening when ​expected or when ​needed; late: She ​feels she’s overdue for a ​promotion.
(Definition of overdue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overdue" in Business English

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overdueadjective

uk   /ˌəʊvəˈdjuː/  us   /ˌəʊvərˈduː/
FINANCE, ACCOUNTING not ​paid on ​time: overdue payment/fee/bill We need to ​collect any overdue ​payments.overdue loan/debt The ​companyroutinelytakesmoney off ​wages to ​collect on overdue ​debts. The ​number of overdue ​accountsclimbed to 3.93% in the second ​quarter.a week/month, etc. overdue The ​agents had a hard ​time getting ​people to ​paybills that were six months overdue.
if something is overdue, it should have already ​happened or been done: Changes to the ​taxsystem are long overdue. She ​feels she's overdue forpromotion.
(Definition of overdue from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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