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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Pollster Andrew Cooper writes in the report: "The 2016 referendum left a bad taste in the mouth.
Indian film director Kabir Khan, who was in Pakistan recently to attend a marketing seminar, had to face shoe-wielding protesters at the Karachi airport, which left 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."
"It has left a bad taste in the mouth after six years of decent service to the football club," said former Town manager Bruce, officially unveiled at the JJB Stadium yesterday.
Rio Ferdinand admitted the booing of winger David Bentley had "left a bad taste in the mouth" after England's impressive 3-0 win over Israel in a Euro 2008 qualifier at Wembley.
Curbishley questioned Parker's conduct and declared the whole business had "left a bad taste in the mouth".