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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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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?
Selveys Lane has been a smashing servant to the Peter Rich kennel and the black can outstay his rivals to secure the 12.
That left 20-1 chance Thunder And Roses to outstay Rule The World (hit a low of 2.
The short running-time also means the film never outstays its welcome - even though it's being screened very late due to the Olympic coverage.
The quirkiness outstays its welcome and some audiences may find it all too self-consciously arty.
The visitor turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly stupid nerd who outstays his welcome.
Meanwhile, Janice's admirer Jack outstays his welcome.
Take away that sort of percentage from his tally and the whole argument is in danger of crumbling the next time Balotelli outstays his welcome.
45pm As Bmovie adventures go, this isn't too bad and at a mere 82 minutes it never outstays its welcome.
Marion Ellison hasn't had much luck recently, but she could pop up with the winner in race six if Slave Gale produces a late surge and outstays likely pacemaker Gander Lane in the closing stages.