I don't want to wear out my welcome

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I don't want to wear out my welcome

Said by one who does not want 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. I've already been here for four days, and I don't want to wear out my welcome, so I think I better head home soon.
See also: out, want, wear, welcome

I don't want to wear out my welcome.

Fig. a phrase said by a guest who doesn't want to be a burden to the host or hostess or to visit too often. Mary: Good night, Tom. You must come back again soon. Tom: Thank you. I'd love to. I don't want to wear out my welcome, though. Bob: We had a fine time. Glad you could come to our little gathering. Hope you can come again next week. Fred: I don't want to wear out my welcome, but I'd like to come again. Bob: Good. See you next week. Bye. Fred: Bye.
See also: out, want, wear, welcome