in poor taste

in poor taste

Inappropriate or offensive; vulgar or crude. Wearing such a bright outfit to a funeral would be in really poor taste. Even though the joke was in poor taste, everyone in the audience laughed hysterically at it.
See also: poor, taste

poor taste, in

Also, in bad taste. Not suitable, unseemly, offensive, as in His criticism of the Pope was in poor taste, or That television interview was in very bad taste. These idioms use taste in the sense of "discernment of what is appropriate."
See also: poor
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If it's the latter, I believe it is in poor taste and is really scraping the barrel to gain votes.
Then there was the 'Scroogled' ad campaign by Microsoft, which many thought was in poor taste.
The ASA agreed that some viewers would find the inclusion of a live cow in a beef products commercial to be in poor taste.
Until a banking scandal brought him crashing back to earth in the early '90s, Clifford, like Jordan, operated on another plane, where questions about his actions or ethics were considered to be in poor taste (not to mention political suicide).