immediately due and payable meaning, immediately due and payable definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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immediately  

1       adv   If something happens immediately, it happens without any delay.  
ADV with v  
He immediately flung himself to the floor..., Ingrid answered Peter's letter immediately.     
2       adv   If something is immediately obvious, it can be seen or understood without any delay.  
ADV adj   (=instantly)  
The cause of the accident was not immediately apparent.     
3       adv   Immediately is used to indicate that someone or something is closely and directly involved in a situation.  
ADV adj/-ed  
The man immediately responsible for this misery is the province's governor...     
4       adv   Immediately is used to emphasize that something comes next, or is next to something else.  
ADV prep/adj   (=directly)  
She always sits immediately behind the driver...     
5       conj   If one thing happens immediately something else happens, it happens after that event, without any delay.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
Immediately I've done it I feel completely disgusted with myself.     
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exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge

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