Darken his door - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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darken (one's) door
To visit one as an unwelcome guest. I can't believe she darkened our door and stayed for hours, even though I clearly wanted her to leave!
darken someone's door
Fig. [for an unwelcome person] to come to someone's door seeking entry. (As if the visitor were casting a shadow on the door. Formal, or even jocular.) Who is this who has come to darken my door? She pointed to the street and said, "Go and never darken my door again!"
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But, an event involving Laurel that they witness on the way home is the last straw, and it's enough to cause distraught Marlon to tell his drunken wife never to darken his door
But an event involving Laurel that they witness on the way home is the last straw and it's enough to cause distraught Marlon to tell his drunken wife never to darken his door
Thieves and pickpockets caught plying their trade on his premises faced a choice - hand over half their take and never darken his door
again or be handed over to the authorities.
But I never thought such tragedy would darken his door
again before he was drowned while fishing off Donegal this week.
It's just a shame people like Ian Wright, Fergie, and Melinda Messenger are allowed to darken his door
as chat show hosts.