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overstay (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 overstayed my welcome at the cottage of my father's friend.
2. By extension, to do something that makes one no longer welcome in or at a place. Things were going fine at the dinner meeting until my coworker made a rather off-color joke, at which point it seemed that we'd overstayed our welcome.
See also: overstay, welcome

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/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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Government Accountability Office, Overstay Tracking: A Key Component of Homeland Security and a Layered Defense, GAO-04-82, May 2004 (hereafter Overstay Tracking.
DO PLAN TO OVERSTAY IF YOU'RE A SOLDIER IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
Now, I am applying for his fresh visa to return to the UAE and it is getting rejected because it is being stated that he has been blacklisted on their system because of an overstay fine which was not paid.
Responding to a Calling Attention Notice raised by Sher Akbar Khan and others regarding charge of fine in dollars from Pakistani families who have Malaysian citizenship in case of their overstay in Pakistan, she said under the agreement, a person seeking Malaysian citizenship has to renounce Pakistani citizenship and it was on reciprocal basis.
He also said the embassy contacted the Labour Market Regulatory Authority regarding the challenges people, who overstay visit visas, face in getting travel clearance.
Muscat: Expatriate workers who abscond or overstay are being offered a lifeline, which will enable them to remain legally in Oman under the three-month Immigration amnesty.
There is a push to use a country's citizens overstay rates in the US as the main metric rather than their visa refusal rates, which are used now.
I was advised that a sum of pounds 70 was payable for an overstay of 31 minutes in an area of the site which I always understood to be two hours and not one hour.
Summary: Tunis, July 17, 2010, SPA -- Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs Abu Bakr Alakhozori has renewed the keenness of Tunisian authorities on not allowing Umrah performers to overstay after performing their rituals and on returning to their country on specific dates, stressing that the authorities.
Our study revealed that there are thousands of expatriates and their families who overstay in the country.
Family guarantors may be fined if visitors overstay.
The majority of visitors who are tracked depart on time, but others overstay--and since September 11, 2001, the question has arisen as to whether overstay issues might have an impact on domestic security.
You are now requested to leave the Kingdom in accordance with departure schedules, as Saudi laws do not allow you to overstay your visas," the department told pilgrims.
A big number of presidents and private sector representatives have abused their term limits by the simple reason that the incoming president or representatives are not appointed or chosen on time thus allowing the incumbents to overstay as 'hold-over' or 'caretaker officials.
According to John Cohen, deputy counter-terrorism coordinator at the Department of Homeland Security, this will improve the US government's ability to identify non-USanationals who overstay their visit.