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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Jered is Champion value In recent days the words ante-post have left a nasty taste in the mouth. However, the 16-1 about Jered for the Champion Hurdle, as highlighted by Matt Williams, is surely terrific value.
Even if it is just to pay for the costs of the phone system, it left a nasty taste in the mouth which was disappointing.
On a more serious note, however, it was an incident that not only left a nasty taste in the mouth of Souness and his staff, it disgraced the club in the eyes of those who matter most - the passionate Geordie fans.
"It was an emotional moment when we were all given flowers at the start of the game but the 1-0 defeat left a nasty taste in the mouth for Michael, Frank and I.
Elsewhere the departure of Eve left a nasty taste in the mouth. I'm not going to harp on, but she's a great character and I can't help thinking that after three months of being Goodyear-ed Corrie bosses will realise their mistake.
These meals have already left a nasty taste in the mouth.
but it left a nasty taste in the mouth of city centre residents.
Drogba's underhand tactics left a nasty taste in the mouth and deflected the attention away from his double.
His claim that Glenn Roeder was a lucky manager after United's win at Aston Villa left a nasty taste in the mouths of some fans.
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