In Reply to: Stay too long at the fair posted by Wm Burt on January 19, 2009 at 10:54:
: What's the origin of: 'stay too long at the fair'?
I couldn't find it in my references. I think the origin comes from staying too long at the once-a-year carnival, county fair, etc., to the point a person is dazzled and unsatisfied with ordinary life. But a search online gave another meaning, "don't stay too long at the fair," quit when you're ahead.