a bad taste in 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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That attitude might have gone down well when Arthur Guinness first began brewing the black stuff back in 1759, but in this age of equality it merely leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
"But the whole thing leaves a bad taste in the mouth, especially as we paid for an operation for him at the start of this season and looked after him."