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 second incident arose the week before Christmas when I advertently overstayed my welcome by ten minutes in Aldi, Milnsbridge car park.
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I think I've overstayed my welcome in the stands now and I want to get back on the pitch.
When I overstayed my welcome, I rented an apartment so I could have a bathroom to use and sleep in my tent outside.
I've never overstayed my welcome in any situation,'' she said.