poor taste, in

in poor taste

Inappropriate or offensive; vulgar or crude. Wearing such a bright outfit to a funeral would be in really poor taste. Even though the joke was in poor taste, everyone in the audience laughed hysterically at it.
See also: poor, taste
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poor taste, in

Also, in bad taste. Not suitable, unseemly, offensive, as in His criticism of the Pope was in poor taste, or That television interview was in very bad taste. These idioms use taste in the sense of "discernment of what is appropriate."
See also: poor
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