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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I think his only mistake was that he stayed on the telly for a bit too long and overstayed his welcome, so people don't necessarily remember his amazing magic.
Martin Psota had overstayed his welcome in Taiwan and did not have money for a plane ticket to leave the country.
Nazir will be put on a flight to his native Pakistan after immigration officials discovered he had overstayed his welcome, reports the Daily Star.
ROY KEANE has bowed out of Ipswich having overstayed his welcome and heaven only knows what the future holds for him now.
But president Musharraf overstayed his welcome, he should have stood down eight years ago.
Blair overstayed his welcome with the British people by at least three years.
However, when he got to immigration in Shannon, officials discovered he had overstayed his welcome on a previous visit, meaning entry to the US was prohibited.
The trouble is that the Chancellor believes that the Prime Minister has overstayed his welcome.
Tagged car crook Kevin Dodds overstayed his welcome with friends in Newcastle and missed his curfew deadline.
The ``Rocky Anthology'' chronicles the tale of a Sylvester Stallone's undersized and underdog boxer whose success story in ``Rocky'' (1976) caught the public's fancy but who, by ``Rocky V'' (1950), had clearly overstayed his welcome as the fighter became a punch-drunk loser in a film that had as much appeal.
JACKIE CURTIS made brilliant entrances, and although he sometimes overstayed his welcome, his final exit, in 1985 at age thirty-eight, came much too soon.
He insists his agreement with the Swede's decision to go at the end of next season is based on personal experience of being an Ibrox icon who somehow inspired criticism when he overstayed his welcome in Glasgow.
A TEENAGER who overstayed his welcome at a house party - then terrified the host with a knife - was spared custody.
Schwarzenegger's Mercedes G-Wagon was hit with a citation after he overstayed his welcome in a five-minute passenger-loading zone, reports the Daily Telegraph.
Huth believes he overstayed his welcome at Stamford Bridge once it became obvious that he would never be a regular.