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!"
See also: darken, door
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Of course, there are some things we are happy never to have darken our door again - who would feel wistful over soggy bedsheets, nits, or everything you own being covered in ketchup?
In today's unforgiving politics, both parties often think: "If at first you don't succeed, don't darken our door again.
So fingers crossed that some new - good - memories are set to be made, and the doom of defeat will not darken our door.
Right,' said the man from the MCC, 'On this occasion the lie detector shows that you were telling the truth and that you did gain the wicket of JMW Walmington-Grimly of Old Crustonians honestly, but make sure you never darken our door again.
Last night one local in the Ross-shire village said: "Hopefully he'll pack his bags and never darken our door again.
He'll be inviting the event's hottest talents to show us what they're made of, so expect some great performances and some who should never darken our door again.
Hopefully, they'll send her off to a remand centre somewhere never to darken our door again.
He said: "All I can say is good riddance and may they never darken our doors again.
Messrs Hay, Hegarty and Kirkwood waved goodbye to this once-proud club - brought to its knees under a cloud of dire tactics and hopeless signings - hopefully never to darken our doors ever again.
IT'S official - slippers, disco halls and toupees are well and truly out of fashion and look set never to darken our doors again, according to the Yellow Pages.
But we can only hope the likes of Steve Bruce and Trevor Francis never dare darken our doors again.
We were told by the media that Patsy and Eddy were heading off into the sunset, never to darken our doors again.
If our punters thought in the way that has been presented, which was extremely selective, and 83% thought we were dishonest, then we would not have a business that turns over pounds 7billion a year, because punters would not darken our doors.