leave a bad taste in the mouth

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leave a bad taste in the mouth

To give one 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 the mouth. The way they conducted the interview left a bad taste in the mouth. I don't think I'd accept the job even if they offered it.
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leave a bad/nasty ˈtaste in the/your mouth

(of an experience) make you feel angry, bitter, or disgusted: The idea that the money had been stolen from her sick mother left a nasty taste in the mouth.When you see someone being treated so unkindly, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
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The Liberal Party, however, issued a statement assailing the joint celebration, saying it 'leaves a bad taste in the mouth.'
It leaves a bad taste in the mouth when people resort to this kind of manipulation.
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.
"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."
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.