leave a sour taste in (one's) mouth

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leave a sour taste in (one's) mouth

To have a persistent negative effect on someone after an offending incident has ended. I know Kelly's your friend, but she was so rude at dinner—it just left a sour taste in my mouth. Of course Andrew not inviting me to his party leaves a sour taste in my mouth.
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It really left a sour taste in my mouth. Some of the stuff that went on was immature and completely cynical.
Thew hole incident has left a sour taste in my mouth, and not only have the coach company been informed, but so have the Environmental Agency.
Sir William said: "We caught two more the next day but the incident left a sour taste in my mouth.
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