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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They can't even stay at Masood's any more because he reckons his house guests have overstayed their welcome.
The group, with some 30 vehicles, arrived in the town of Landen, east of Brussels, late Sunday and Mayor Gino Debroux said they overstayed their welcome.
45am one morning after they overstayed their welcome.
The book's strength lies in the similarities it reveals in the arguments that society deployed against each group, especially when it was starting to conclude they had overstayed their welcome.
Like humans, like flowers, like apples, like little bunny rabbits - they will all shrivel up into dry, smelly, rotting lumps of nothingness when they've overstayed their welcome in God's garden.
The Home Office last year increased the numbers of seasonal agricultural workers allowed into Britain from 10,000 to 25,000 as part of an attempt to break the grip of gangmasters who exploit workers who have overstayed their welcome by paying them a pittance.
Boy band Blue overstayed their welcome at the door by hanging about for 20 MINUTES, talking to camera crews.
The Government introduced reserved powers in April 2001 allowing councils to fine utility companies if they overstayed their welcome when digging up roads.
However, those close to them, those who have seen the fighters at their best, should know when they've overstayed their welcome.
Four players, including Teddy, overstayed their welcome - forcing Sugar to issue instructions to send them home.
The pretty little rooms of the sonnet turn out to be noisy, impossibly overdecorated, and crowded with garrulous guests who have overstayed their welcome.
WASHINGTON -- A slice of corporate America thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year's congressional elections.
This is a good time of year to clear out over-used, scruffy looking old make-up - check the 'use by' symbol (an open pot) on packaging and throw out any that have overstayed their welcome.
Merseyside's immigration team carries out about 12 operations every week to clamp down on those who have overstayed their welcome in the UK or who are working illegally.
Bengals at Cowboys (-9): Which of these three men most overstayed their welcome with their respective franchises?