overstay (one's) welcome

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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
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So while the time constraints imposed on the Emmys make it unlikely Samberg will overstay his welcome by much, his contribution will likely boil down to whether there are any truly memorable moments in his, er, box of tricks.
Lendl said he is careful not to overstay his welcome once the day's work is done.
JOSE MOURINHO told Carlo Ancelotti he must not make his mistake and overstay his welcome at Chelsea.
Lavine's live-in lover, Damien Sewell, came to Britain from Jamaica on a holiday visa but decided to overstay his welcome.
I think that for him - he has said this himself before - he is not going to overstay his welcome.
Mr Mandelson, a close confidante of the Prime Minister, said Mr Blair would not overstay his welcome in No 10.