in due course

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in due course

 and in due time; in good time; in the course of time; in time
in a normal or expected amount of time. The roses will bloom in due course. The vice president will become president in due course. I'll retire in due time. Just wait, my dear. All in good time. It'll all work out in the course of time. In time, things will improve.
See also: course, due

in due course

(slightly formal)
after a certain period in due time They're working on the plan and will announce it in due course.
See also: course, due

in due course

  (slightly formal)
if you say that something will happen in due course, you mean that it will happen at a suitable time in the future You will receive notification of the results in due course.
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in due course

Also, in due course of time; in due time; in time; all in good time. After an appropriate interval, in a reasonable length of time. For example, In due course we'll discuss the details of this arrangement, or In due time the defense will present new evidence, or You'll learn the program in time, or We'll come up with a solution, all in good time. Chaucer used in due time in the late 1300s, and the other usages arose over the next few centuries. However, also see in good time for another meaning.
See also: course, due

in due course

At the proper or right time: Things will get better in due course.
See also: course, due
References in classic literature ?
Possessed of these advantages, at starting, Windygates, nevertheless, went the road to ruin in due course of time.
As the necessary consequence, she became, in due course of time, Mrs.
As soon as she can decently visit she goes visiting; and in due course of time she becomes the guest of the man whom she adores.
The upshot was, that we found a worthy young merchant or shipping-broker, not long established in business, who wanted intelligent help, and who wanted capital, and who in due course of time and receipt would want a partner.
In due course of time, the narrative, passing from mouth to mouth, reached the ears of the manager.
Troy arrived in due course of time at the villa called The Lawn, which derived its name apparently from a circular patch of grass in front of the house.
Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance?