wear out welcome

wear out one's welcome

Fig. to stay too long (at an event to which one has been invited); to visit somewhere too often. Tom visited the Smiths so often that he wore out his welcome. At about midnight, I decided that I had worn out my welcome, so I went home.
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wear out your/its welcome

to stay somewhere too long, making people tired of seeing you By the time Buzz left, he had worn out his welcome with almost everyone. The TV comedy hasn't worn out its welcome, probably because its characters are so good.
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wear out (one's) welcome

To visit so often or stay so long as to become a nuisance.
See also: out, wear, welcome