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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Before the lurgy darkened my door, and before Mr B headed off to Mumbai, I was trying to be Supermum and spend time with both my children - individually - to fend off their new favourite accusation, that I have favourites.
Del's shadow hadn't even darkened my door as I quickly donned the trackie and started doing doggies up and down the stairs like a 10-year-old at Christmas after being handed his new football strip.