a bad taste in (one's)/the mouth

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a bad taste in (one's)/the mouth

A negative impression (based on something that has already happened). I don't know, man, the fact that he lied to you just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
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a bad (or bitter or nasty) taste in the (or someone's) mouth

a strong feeling of distress or disgust following an experience. informal
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This has been a husband-and-wife trip to commemorate a birthday, but it's left a bad taste in my mouth at the end,'' the weary-looking man said as he headed for a boarding gate.
That's all well and good, but Pearce's moralizing skates perilously close to homophobia--he calls Wilde's adventures with rent boys typical of "life's lowest common denominator"--and his smug satisfaction with what he sees as Wilde's inevitable embrace of the church left a bad taste in my mouth.
Added senior Chris Johnstone, who was also on the 1997 team and scored the Conquistadores' second goal on Tuesday: ``That left a bad taste in my mouth.