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.
See also: overstay, welcome
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Then there is tourism from Europe; they will have to implement visas to make sure people don't overstay their welcome.
But I am a believer that managers can overstay their welcome.
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Personally, however, I like short sets - they're punchy, the band don't overstay their welcome, and you don't have ringing in your ears the following day.
Those who overstay their welcome face a cash penalty.
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Fines for employing illegal workers and financial bonds to ensure they do not overstay their welcome would do little to tackle the "rogue firms
Chartists will tell you that a trend is a trend until it stops ( and most trends overstay their welcome, resulting in an inevitable correction.
In a nutshell: Though they are often colorful and flamboyant, the members of Steven Berkoff's troubled family overstay their welcome.
New measures to tackle street works were introduced in 2001, and local authorities are now allowed to fine utility companies who overstay their welcome when digging up roads by up to pounds 2,000.
The Government introduced reserved powers in April 2001 allowing local councils to fine utility companies up to pounds 2,000 if they overstay their welcome when digging up roads.
Some of the characters overstay their welcome, but her foul-mouthed East End granny - who quickly lurches from self-pity to spite - is a grotesque EveryNan for our times.
A number of gags overstay their welcome ( and there's a deeply unpleasant vein of homophobia running through some of the humour.
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