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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The last thing I want to do is overstay my welcome," Corden said.
It was something that we felt was the right thing to do and I had always said that I would not overstay my welcome.
I'm 55 and I won't overstay my welcome but my son, Chris, has become the fourth generation of promoters in the family and my grandson, Max, has a great name for a future promoter.
Marat Safin: "I try not to overstay my welcome at the All England Club.
I wasn't a member of a course and the ones I went to I didn't want to overstay my welcome, so I would go to the gym and the pub.
I am delighted to be their guest speaker, although I do not intend to overstay my welcome as people will want to see bands and skate displays.