outstay/overstay one's welcome

Definition of outstay/overstay one's welcome

:to be no longer welcome to stay in a place because one has stayed too long, been impolite, etc.
  • As much as he has contributed to the company, he has outstayed his welcome and needs to go.

Word by Word Definitions

outstay play
  1. : overstay

  2. : to surpass in staying power

overstay play
  1. : to stay beyond the time or the limits of

welcome play
  1. : to greet hospitably and with courtesy or cordiality

  2. : to accept with pleasure the occurrence or presence of

  1. used to express a greeting to a guest or newcomer upon arrival

  1. : received gladly into one's presence or companionship

  2. : giving pleasure : received with gladness or delight especially in response to a need

  3. : willingly permitted or admitted

  1. : a greeting or reception usually upon arrival

  2. : the state of being welcome


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