o|ver|due [ ,ouvər`du ] adjective
if something is overdue, it should have been done before now:
long overdue: This change in attitude is long overdue.
overdue for: You're long overdue for a dental check-up.
a. a payment that is overdue should have been paid before now
b. if something or someone is overdue, they should have arrived before now
c. a library book that is overdue has not been returned to the library by the correct date
d. a baby that is overdue has not been born by the date on which it was expected

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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