darken (one's) door

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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!
See also: darken, door

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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One MP said: The message was clear - don''t darken my door if you vote against me.
As he threatened - live on national radio - to hang up and vowed never to darken my door again, I kept up my bombardment, reminding him that I was not one of his subordinates and that now he is an MP he must get used to the fact that we common 5/8ths insist upon our two-pennyworth.
Dogs will not likely ever darken my door except if police come to my home with one to search if they think I am dumb enough to keep a stash of nearly legal Massachusetts marijuana in my closet.
The incidental music sounds like Duffy's hit Mercy, the hotel is straight from the "don't darken my door again" book of Scottish cliches and the token bad guy is bald and black.
As yet ``the authorities'', which some readers threatened to report me to for inciting racial hatred, have yet to darken my door.
After a stern lecture, I warned them to tell their mates never to darken my door again.
The ones that don't may never darken my door again.