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outstay (one's) welcome

1. To remain a guest in a place, especially someone's home, for too long, to the point where the host no longer wishes one to stay. After the cool reception I received at breakfast, it was apparent that I had outstayed my welcome at the cottage of my father's friend.
2. By extension, to have one's presence become unwanted in a particular environment. The polls make it clear that this candidate has outstayed her welcome in this primary race. Though wildly popular for a short time, the product simply outstayed its welcome in the market, and can now be found in bargain bins everywhere.
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outstay your welcome

stay as a visitor longer than you are wanted.
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outstay/overstay your ˈwelcome

(of a guest) stay too long so that you are no longer welcome: We visited some friends in France, but we didn’t want to overstay our welcome and left after a couple of days.
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Looking on really good terms with himself that day, he simply outstayed the opposition over three miles and one furlong, ploughing through the soft ground in determined style to win by a comfortable two and a half lengths.
And it doesn't outstay its welcome, you have to give it that.
And West Ship Master, conqueror on Sunday's Navan winner Danny's Vic at Clonmel before finishing third to Operation Houdini at Navan, might outstay his rivals in the three-mile Gowran Park Racin Club 2010 Handicap Hurdle.
Steven Fleming's Moonran, well beaten in his last two races due to the slow going, should step up a gear in the finale where he should outstay main threat Rathdaniel Wally.
"Maybe she'll do the odd Christmas special but she doesn't want the show to outstay its welcome so that people are moaning, 'Oh God, she isn't still saying Am I Bovvered is she?'" Indeed.
Selveys Lane has been a smashing servant to the Peter Rich kennel and the black can outstay his rivals to secure the 12.33 at Romford from box one.
That left 20-1 chance Thunder And Roses to outstay Rule The World (hit a low of 2.22) and defy a high of 60.
Power was also on board Walk To Freedom (20/1), which outstayed jointfavourite De Name Escapes Me in the Proudstown Handicap Hurdle.
Mark Johnston's colt touched 1.57 in running when clear at Beverley last time under a 6lb penalty, but was outstayed and beaten half a length in third.
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BOBS Worth made it a memorable day for Barry Geraghty as he outstayed his rivals to land the RSA Chase at Cheltenham.
De Haven was said to have been working for a private security company and was detained after he outstayed his Pakistani visa.
"I think he outstayed the other horse and I'm just not sure if he doesn't want a little bit further."
The result was a fascinating slice of self-indulgence that never outstayed its welcome.
VVALMOST Gemini was backed down to 1.2 in the 2m1f handicap at Pontefract, but was outstayed by Wordiness, who was matched at 12.