"wear out stay"

William Salmon william.salmon at YALE.EDU
Fri Mar 31 03:37:31 UTC 2006

An AP headline today reads: "Katrina Evacuees Wear Out Stay in Houston"

"Wear out welcome" yes, but I've never heard of wearing out stays.  Does
anyone know where this "stay" variety hails from?

Will Salmon

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