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overstay (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 overstayed my welcome at the cottage of my father's friend.
2. By extension, to do something that makes one no longer welcome in or at a place. Things were going fine at the dinner meeting until my coworker made a rather off-color joke, at which point it seemed that we'd overstayed our welcome.
See also: overstay, 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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You cannot overstay while waiting for the work permit approval.
Cars will not be clamped unless they overstay by at least an hour.
Carol Doughty, Regional Director, UK Border Agency Pakistan and the Gulf, said: We welcome 1000s of genuine visitors from Pakistan to the UK each year but we want people to understand that there is no future for them in the UK if they choose to go by illegal means or overstay their visa.
However in light of the evidence of Ms James' bravery in the circumstances leading to her overstay, and following receipt of letter of support from Swansea Police we are more than happy to cancel the ticket on this occasion.
ISLAMABAD -- The public transporters plying between twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi unnecessarily overstay at various bus stops irritating the commuters in scorching heat.
City rules allow employees in government vehicles to overstay time limits for parking; to park up to 30 minutes in no-parking zones, loading zones and alleys; to park in preferential parking districts; and to park at meters without inserting coins.
When we ask the drivers of the public transports to operate their vehicles and dont overstay, they resort to misbehave the passengers, Chaudhry Ahmed Waqar a government servant and a frequent user of the public transport told.
Summary: DUBAI - The Dubai Court of Naturalisation and Residency acquitted a woman manager of the charge of helping an illegal overstay in the country with an expired visa.
It has been observed that a large number of Pakistanis who visit the Kingdom for Umrah have the tendency to overstay beyond the validity of their visa.
In a nutshell: Though they are often colorful and flamboyant, the members of Steven Berkoff's troubled family overstay their welcome.
Many Umrah performers plan to overstay in the Kingdom after their visas have expired eyeing odd jobs.
He was involved in a court case about a Dh140,000 personal bank loan which he claims caused him to overstay.
Expatriates who overstay their work visas can leave Bahrain after paying a fine of BD15, while those who overstay visit visas can go after paying BD25.
Those who have overstayed their visit visas will be required to pay a fine in accordance with the length of the period of overstay.
Since my visa is cancelled, it will be illegal to overstay due to the delay caused by the employer.