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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 (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.
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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30am on January 16 and checks identified a 37-year-old Indian man who had overstayed his student visa.
Immigration team In the other clothing factory, Viva, officers arrested a 31-year-old Indian woman who was found to have overstayed her visa and a 43 year-old Indian man who had entered the UK illegally.
The amnesty covers those with expired work permits or (work permits) not renewed, but not those who overstayed visit visas," said the official.
After paying this amount, the irregular overstayed period will be regulized," he said.
The CSRS runs meetings to inform people of their options and to help people who have overstayed their visas.
The French government said those Roma being deported this week have overstayed the three-month limit.
Expatriates who had overstayed their resident permit or not been able to renew their visas were being urged to approach their embassies for help to return home, said a report in our sister publication, the Gulf Daily News.
A 37-year-old Libyan man was arrested at Puccini Pizzeria, who has overstayed his visa and was not entitled to work in the UK.
MUSCAT: The Ministry of Manpower has granted permission to those Pakistani nationals who have overstayed in the Sultanate to return to Pakistan without payment of any fine or legal fee.
I don't think Ian Semple would risk running such a fragile horse as Overstayed in a competitive race such as this if he wasn't nearly at his best, and he could have gone for a much easier reintroduction to racing after his prolonged layoff
1 million (41%) estimated to have overstayed their nonimmigrant visas.
Immigration officials estimate at least a third of the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants overstayed their visas.
No doubt they managed to successfully hand out a load of tickets to people who had overstayed their allotted parking.
In June 1954, The Times reported that "the island's inhabitants now comprise, chiefly, immigrants whose papers are not in order, alien stowaways, seamen who have overstayed their shore leaves, sick immigrants, and aliens being deported.