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Definition of due noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1your/someone's due [uncountable] a thing that should be given to someone by right He received a large reward, which was no more than his due (= than what he deserved). She's a slow worker, but to give her her due (= to be fair to her), she does try very hard.
  2. 2dues [plural] charges, for example to be a member of a club to pay your dues union dues
  3. Idioms
    pay your dues
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    to work hard and experience difficulties before achieving success She paid her dues singing in the chorus for very little money before becoming a star.
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