leave a bad taste in one's mouth

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leave a bad taste in (one's) mouth

To give one 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. The way they conducted the interview left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't think I'd accept the job even if they offered it.
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leave a bad taste in one's mouth

Make a lingering bad impression on one, as in The argument left a bad taste in my mouth, so after that I avoided talking politics. This expression transfers the bad taste left by consuming bitter or otherwise unpleasant food to a distasteful experience. [Mid-1800s]
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Perhaps Tesco is treating this as a light-hearted joke to amuse our neighbours but, even so, it is in very bad taste and would be repulsive if the card were to go on sale in Welsh branches of the store.
The dance battles were led by Bad Taste Cru and supported by Battle Lions Crew, and showcased a variety of energetic hip hop moves, street dancing and break dancing.
There follows a series of bad taste jokes, gross-out setpieces and some increasingly inventive ways to slay the shuffling hordes before a climactic splatterfest that would make even Sam Raimi hurl.
Unfortunately yeast often suffers damage to its structure at these high temperatures and this damage gives the beer a bad taste.
In the words of Robert Darnton, our greatest historian of French writing from the revolutionary period, "Charlie Hebdo specialized in broad, free-swinging jokes, loaded with sex and in-your-face bad taste.
Her dip was part of a Bad Taste day during which staff and pupils dressed up to look their worst.
It stands accused of exhibiting bad taste by displaying the joke gift, which comes in an IRA-style balaclava tea-cosy, near a new art collection examining the brutality of war and desire for peace.
A MISGUIDED simpleton from Manchester has just been jailed for his bad taste T-shirt, the subject matter relating to the two policewomen murdered by another village lunatic.
We're proud of her influence on fashion but find black veils on models, smoking cigarettes with a barbershop quartet singing her music in bad taste.
FALSE boobs, fake tans and low-slung jeans exposing underwear have been voted among Britain's worst examples of bad taste.
But heck, as goes an oft- recycled quote: " Good taste is better than bad taste but bad taste is better than no taste.
The comparison is ill-judged and in extremely bad taste.
A season eight could limp to an ignominious conclusion that might leave a bad taste in fans' mouths.
The Gina Bachauer [International Artists Piano Competition] on the other hand, doesn't seem to promote bad taste in their minds.
David's hands on approach was essential to a user who had a bad taste in its mouth from the prior deal.