wear out one's welcome


wear out one's welcome
wear out one's welcome
Fig. to stay too long (at an event to which one has been invited); to visit somewhere too often. •

Tom visited the Smiths so often that he wore out his welcome.

At about midnight, I decided that I had worn out my welcome, so I went home.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To visit somewhere too long or come back too often so that you are not welcome any more. * /The Smith children have worn out their welcome at our house because they never want to go home./ * /This hot weather has worn out its welcome with us./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • wear out one's welcome — visit too often …   English contemporary dictionary

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