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
See also: bad, mouth, taste
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A Dentist, Dr Innocent Osazuwa, on Wednesday, said persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum disease.
The Liberal Party, however, issued a statement assailing the joint celebration, saying it 'leaves a bad taste in the mouth.'
Indian film director Kabir Khan, who was in Pakistan recently to attend a marketing seminar, had to face shoe-wielding protesters at the Karachi airport, which left a bad taste in the mouth.
"It ruins the whole atmosphere and one individual like that leaves a bit of a bad taste in the mouth...
All-rounder Freddie said the farcical conclusion of the third one-day international "left a bad taste in the mouth."
Yet there is an innate sense, which tells most people that something is either in bad taste or leaves a bad taste in the mouth. I believe that the Psalmist got it right,in Psalm 34, when he advises: ``O taste and see that the Lord is good.''If more people did that then not only would their sense of taste be improved, but that of society as a whole.
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.