stick in (one's) gullet

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stick in (one's) gullet

For something to bother one after it has happened, because it seems wrong or one cannot accept it. The way that Bob was fired has stuck in his gullet all these years. If it had been handled differently, I don't think it would have affected him as much. Her comment really stuck in my gullet. She was really out of line to say that.
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