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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outstay.


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  • After having felt the film outstayed its welcome, this sequence instantly re-engaged me, but then I was equally put out by the film ending with a quote of Raging Bull.

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  • Matt Busby and Brian Clough outstayed their time at Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, with damaging results, although the depth of the gratitude felt by their supporters meant that criticism was largely muted.

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  • In the welcome spirit in which people around the world are taking it upon themselves to question and even shake off entrenched and fossilised regimes that have long outstayed their welcome, I wonder if their courageous example could not have something to teach us?

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  • It also allows us to send visitors who have outstayed their welcome to distant spots in the woods in search of "an absolutely reliable" signal.

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  • The current career politicans have outstayed their welcome.

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  • Death Proof was released alongside Rodriguez's Planet Terror under the umbrella title Grindhouse, but when the double-bill flopped in the US, Death Proof was extended beyond its original 87 minutes and released alone in the rest of the world in a 114-minute edit which sorely outstayed its welcome.

    Sally Menke obituary

  • Mussolini, too, outstayed his welcome in Italy and was summarily executed, along with his mistress.

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  • It took them two seasons and it's outstayed its welcome, but they did it.

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  • Because I'm actually happy to see the return of players like the cowboy brothers, the Harlem Globetrotters, mother-son Margie and Luke, goth couple Kent and Vyxsen and best buds Zev and Justin, I'm more OK with this than I am the latest go-round for the overexposed "Boston Rob" and Russell the Rude on Survivor: Redemption Island, who really have outstayed their welcome.

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  • Situation vacant: Bright, resourceful PR person wanted to help venerable institution weather raging storm, internal strife, a media onslaught, and to rid the place of visitors who have outstayed their welcome.

    Hugh Muir's diary


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