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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Some people may say he has outstayed his welcome, but who's going to go in and do what he's achieved in the past?
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His sudden departure yesterday followed a statement issued earlier in the day saying the general was "distressed" at reports that he had outstayed his welcome at the exclusive hospital.
The Irish charmer chalks up 30 years with the BBC next year and feels he could have outstayed his welcome.
He's taking advantage of you and has outstayed his welcome.
In a candid interview, the 32-year-old singer also said he didn't want a partner and that he had outstayed his welcome in Britain.
Morse outstayed his welcome and I fear Frost is heading the same way.
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The smooth talker with the gift of the Blarney chalks up 30 years with the BBC may have outstayed his welcome.