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 SUPREME Court on Friday expressed annoyance at former ministers, MPs and retired bureaucrats overstaying their welcome in official bungalows that came with posts they no longer hold.
If drivers are discouraged, either by hefty car park charges; fines for overstaying their welcome or because they've parked a little clumsily what will be the outcome?
Parking security firms are accessing the details by accusing the drivers of failing to pay parking fees or overstaying their welcome.
This band could never be accused of overstaying their welcome with a stunning set which hit the 60-minute mark.
Now that ABC has figured out how to appease fans with its new scheduling, Stafford hopes the show's producers don't end up alienating them again by overstaying their welcome.
On the other hand, there is still room for extended show-offs by the lead dancers, with both Felipe de Algeciras and Arantxa Romero both slightly overstaying their welcome during these solo spots.
DRIVERS overstaying their welcome in Atherstone's short-stay car parks will soon be facing fines of pounds 10 or pounds 20.
THE government has worked out a system to prevent foreigners from overstaying their welcome in the country.
50 a time to car park security firms amid concerns some drivers were overstaying their welcome in Safeway car parks.
Motorists parking in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon could soon face a pounds 60 fine for overstaying their welcome.
The government introduced powers in April, 2001, allowing local councils to fine utility companies up to pounds 2,000 for overstaying their welcome when digging roads.
Sulzmann's tunes are all kept quite short, with solo statements never overstaying their welcome.
IRELAND is being advertised on the Internet as a "promised land" for asylum seekers overstaying their welcome in other EU countries.