past due


: late being paid
The bill is past due.
: late arriving
He's past due—it's one o'clock and he was supposed to be here at twelve thirty.

Examples of past due in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The share of borrowers who are behind on their mortgages — defined as a homeowner being 90 days or more past due — stands at 3.88% of all loans outstanding, according to the most recent MBA data. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 8 Apr. 2024 Credit card delinquencies have also soared more than 50% in the past year, with the Fed's report finding that about 6.4% of all accounts are now 90 days past due, up from 4% at the end of 2022. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 6 Feb. 2024 The money available to LIHEAP customers who qualify can be substantial — ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than $1,000, depending on the level of income, the size of a household and the balance that is past due. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2024 Its application noted that $160,000 in rent was past due, and the monthly payment needed to be renegotiated and is still pending nearly seven months later. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 11 Feb. 2024 The bills to fund federal agencies are more than five months past due with the budget year beginning Oct. 1. Kevin Freking, Fortune, 7 Mar. 2024 The bills to fund federal agencies are more than five months past due, with the budget year beginning Oct. 1. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 7 Mar. 2024 Lenders may be hesitant with the percentage of subprime auto borrowers at least 60 days past due on their loans rising to 6.11% in September, the highest in data going back to 1994, according to Fitch Ratings. The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Delinquencies for balances more than 90 days past due rose 2.6% across all age groups from the fourth quarter of 2022 to the same period last year, TransUnion found, the highest level in a decade. Brian Cheung, NBC News, 18 Feb. 2024

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“Past due.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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