overstay (one's) welcome

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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.
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I don't want to overstay my welcome. Let's hope we can make it count.
"The last thing I want to do is overstay my welcome," Corden said.
"It was something that we felt was the right thing to do and I had always said that I would not overstay my welcome. It is a shame that things didn't work out differently, but now it's time for both the club and me to crack on in different directions."
"I'm 55 and I won't overstay my welcome but my son, Chris, has become the fourth generation of promoters in the family and my grandson, Max, has a great name for a future promoter."
Marat Safin: "I try not to overstay my welcome at the All England Club.
``I wasn't a member of a course and the ones I went to I didn't want to overstay my welcome, so I would go to the gym and the pub.