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long overdue

This page is about the collocation long overdue

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

should have been done, or should have happened, a long time ago

For example

  • Radical reform of our political and economic system is long overdue.

  • A serious study into the health benefits of having a good laugh is long overdue.

Quick Quiz

I'm long overdue for a dental check-up. I haven't

a. paid all my dental bills yet

b. checked up on my dentist lately

c. been to the dentist for a long time

Contributor: Matt Errey