outstay (one's) welcome

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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.
See also: outstay, welcome

outstay your welcome

stay as a visitor longer than you are wanted.
See also: outstay, welcome

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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A pal said: "Paris is desperately trying to fit in with the band, but she has outstayed her welcome. Everyone is hoping he'll wake up soon and dump her."
Traditionally, the Capuchin offer a room to members of religious orders but a spokesman made it clear she had outstayed her welcome.