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!
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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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Despite me explaining to him why he should be grateful that I darkened his door at all (due to busy schedule and complete hatred of all things exercise related) he seemed undaunted in his mission to have me "fit as a fiddle".