Bad taste in their mouths - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
a bad taste in (one's)/the mouth (redirected from bad taste in their mouths)
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.
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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Roper says ongoing research into the details of flavor reception should ultimately prove helpful to people who suffer from dysgeusia -- a chronic taste-reception abnormality that can literally leave its sufferers with a bad taste in their mouths
But when he dropped out of the race, that really let a lot of people down, and put a bad taste in their mouths