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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So, you can imagine my disgust when earlier this month I received a parking charge notice for 'overstaying my welcome' in the car park (by 13 minutes!) for pounds 40!
I AM writing to express my disgust and frustration after being "invoiced" for parking charges after overstaying my welcome by 20 minutes at the Phoenix Retail Park on Leeds Road.