due to (someone or something)

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due to (someone or something)

1. As a result of something. Due to the impending thunderstorms, the baseball game has been canceled.
2. Apt, likely, or set to do something. I think you should try to sell your house now, as the skyrocketing prices in this area are due to drop soon.
3. Owed to someone. I never got my last paycheck, so I have money due to me!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

due to

1. Likely to, announced as, as in Betty bought more of the stock, believing it was due to rise, or The play is due to open next week. [Early 1900s]
2. Attributable to, because of, as in Due to scanty rainfall, we may face a crop failure. This usage has been criticized by some authorities, but today it is widely considered standard. [Early 1900s] Also see on account of.
3. Owing or payable to, as in We must give our staff whatever vacation is due to them.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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We will follow with a small guard, for such respect is due to one who holds the honor of his king in keeping; and hark'ee, Duncan," he added, in a half whisper, though they were alone, "it may be prudent to have some aid at hand, in case there should be treachery at the bottom of it all."
``I claim,'' said Athelstane, ``an honourable imprisonment, with due care of my board and of my couch, as becomes my rank, and as is due to one who is in treaty for ransom.
But he will be ill-pleased, I judge if you suffer him to neglect the courtesy due to one of our chief rulers, and who may be said to represent King William, in the absence of the governor himself.
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Most of the CCTV cameras which were installed in the city to monitor activities of criminals have been out of order due to one reason or the other,' they pointed out, adding that the water reservoir in old Committee Bagh could never be cleaned or chloronised and the water supplied from it to the citizens has been caused various water-borne diseases.
However, the number of those killed and injured in road accidents due to one wheeling exposes this drive by police.
SHO Shahdadpur Badar Din Buriro told media men that the youths involved in one wheeling have been arrested on orders of the SSP Sanghar and their parents were also called at the police station so that they could be briefed about the problems being created due to one wheeling by their children.
She said that alternately, due to one's choices, one could possibly arrive at an ending which differs entirely from the original intended one - an alternate/parallel reality, perhaps one could call it; in the same space, an absolutely different result depending upon one's decisions.
He remarked due to one person hundreds of Pakistanis had to face consequences.
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Now due to one controversy, they want to pressure ride-hailing services, Uber and Careem, which are a blessing for citizens.
I got on the case and DM Kitchens, based in Hillington Park near Glasgow, blamed a delay in their production schedule due to one of their machines breaking down.
Motorists faced delays due to one lane being blocked after the green Vauxhall Corsa came off the southbound carriageway.
Chris Lloyd from the Ogwen team said: "Due to one of the members of the party having sustained a head injury and the fact that one of the casualties was a child, we were assisted by the helicopter.
The move is likely to cause hardships for mill owners as unconfirmed data reveals 800 flour mills, mostly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, have already shut down due to one reason or the other.