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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Now that the cutely whimsical and fey pa-bebe waves and poses have overstayed their welcome and need to quickly go pa-byebye, even snittily going goodbye agad?
They can't even stay at Masood's any more because he reckons his house guests have overstayed their welcome.
The group, with some 30 vehicles, arrived in the town of Landen, east of Brussels, late Sunday and Mayor Gino Debroux said they overstayed their welcome.
45am one morning after they overstayed their welcome.
The book's strength lies in the similarities it reveals in the arguments that society deployed against each group, especially when it was starting to conclude they had overstayed their welcome.
Like humans, like flowers, like apples, like little bunny rabbits - they will all shrivel up into dry, smelly, rotting lumps of nothingness when they've overstayed their welcome in God's garden.
The Home Office last year increased the numbers of seasonal agricultural workers allowed into Britain from 10,000 to 25,000 as part of an attempt to break the grip of gangmasters who exploit workers who have overstayed their welcome by paying them a pittance.
Sea of Tranquility, which opens in February at the Atlantic Theater Company, is a sad, testy comedy peopled by neurotics, convicts, rebellious teenagers and bottom-feeders who've overstayed their welcome.
The Government introduced reserved powers in April 2001 allowing councils to fine utility companies if they overstayed their welcome when digging up roads.
However, those close to them, those who have seen the fighters at their best, should know when they've overstayed their welcome.
But just like the sun finally breaking through dark storm clouds that have overstayed their welcome, the band's uplifting and challenging music -- along with such emotive hard-core groups as At the Drive-In and Modest Mouse, it's referred to as "emo-core" -- has found an eager audience warmed by the promise and positivity of it all.
TRAVIS are being forced to postpone the recording of their next album because they have overstayed their welcome in the US.
Four players, including Teddy, overstayed their welcome - forcing Sugar to issue instructions to send them home.
The pretty little rooms of the sonnet turn out to be noisy, impossibly overdecorated, and crowded with garrulous guests who have overstayed their welcome.
This is a good time of year to clear out over-used, scruffy looking old make-up - check the 'use by' symbol (an open pot) on packaging and throw out any that have overstayed their welcome.