leave a nasty taste in the mouth

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leave a nasty 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 nasty taste in the mouth. The way they conducted the interview left a nasty 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 Queen's Speech, written by a panicking David Cameron, leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
And the glorification of guns and the insinuation that if at first you don't succeed, then kill the competition, leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Sir - We all realise that journalists have to protect their sources but the front page attack on Rhodri Morgan's leadership still leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
Stealing is an horrific crime,it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth of the victim,but stealing from a vehicle that very obviously belonged to a charity is despicable.
It contains blood-curdling electrocution scenes and takes three hours to reach a conclusion that leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
But when it comes at the expense of other players or the manager it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
THE story about former Manchester United youth star Ben Collett receiving so much in the High Court for loss of earnings and the end of his football career leaves a nasty taste in the mouth.
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