outstay outstay

Definition(s):

  1. (v) stay too long
  2. (v) surpass in staying power

Usage(s):

  1. To all such acrimony, TV Critic Jack O'Brian, 50, responds with the unruffled self-assurance of a man who has managed to outstay most of his manifold detractors.
  2. The generosity of Armenian Kurds makes it all too easy to outstay a welcome.

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Quotes

  1. "This show has been so special to me," Tennant said. "I don't want to outstay my welcome."
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: David Tennant Source: USA Today

  2. Thwaite, who published some of the verse letters in Encounter, says "Occasionally they outstay their welcome. But it's Clive playing at being Byron."
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Anthony Thwaite Source: guardian.co.uk

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