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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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.
Hot on the heels of bluetongue, FMD, raw material inflation and a decade-long decimation of dairy farming, Hilary Benn's mob have left farmers with a bad taste in the mouth to rival UHT itself.
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.
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.
The most commonly reported side effects included mild to moderate fatigue, nausea, a bad taste in the mouth (dysgeusia) and transient facial flushing shortly after drug administration.
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.