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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He has been more than magnanimous with her over this flat and she has long overstayed her welcome," a source close to Eriksson told the Daily Mail.
But even that sliver of hope didn't last long, when she overstayed her welcome at the friend's home, and her money ran out.