outstay (one's) welcome

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outstay (one's) welcome

1. To remain a guest in a place, especially someone's home, for too long, to the point where the host no longer wishes one to stay. After the cool reception I received at breakfast, it was apparent that I had outstayed my welcome at the cottage of my father's friend.
2. By extension, to have one's presence become unwanted in a particular environment. The polls make it clear that this candidate has outstayed her welcome in this primary race. Though wildly popular for a short time, the product simply outstayed its welcome in the market, and can now be found in bargain bins everywhere.
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outstay your welcome

stay as a visitor longer than you are wanted.
See also: outstay, welcome

outstay/overstay your ˈwelcome

(of a guest) stay too long so that you are no longer welcome: We visited some friends in France, but we didn’t want to overstay our welcome and left after a couple of days.
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ROY HODGSON insists he won't outstay his welcome as England boss.
THE Bletchley Circle (ITV, Monday) made a welcome return this week and featured Paul McGann - but he didn't outstay his welcome.
Fernandes himself said he would never outstay his welcome but has been given support by the majority of fans and Beard is convinced all the owners will remain in place, no matter what the immediate future holds.
But the stopper insists he did not want to outstay his welcome and feels playing his part in helping Stuart McCall's men to third place and the Champions League qualifiers for the first time in the club's history seemed the ideal time to go.
The 34-year-old will make his 30th appearance of the season at home to Hibs today but doesn't want to outstay his welcome at the sharp end of the game.
Now the footballer, 30, is confident he can woo back his ex so Michael has left, not wanting to outstay his welcome.
A LOVEABLE pooch who was rehomed thanks to the Birmingham Mail, only to outstay his welcome, has been taken back by the family for a second time.
Bates told supporters that he had been determined to make a ``clean break'' so as not to outstay his welcome at the club.
HIBS boss Alex Mcleish will finish what he's started at Easter Road - but he won't outstay his welcome.
ALEX McLEISH last night insisted he wants to finish what he's started at Easter Road - but warned he won't outstay his welcome.