- 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 dues [plural] charges, for example to be a member of a club to pay your dues union dues Idioms
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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