to leave a bad taste in your mouth

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - leave a bad taste in your mouth

"to leave a bad taste in your mouth"

to cause an unpleasant memory or feeling


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - leave a bad taste in your mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  You were going to try that new dry cleaner down the street over the weekend. How was it?

Friend 2:  Not very good.  The clerk was unfriendly and the clothes still had stains. When I asked about the stains, the manager just argued with me.  The whole experience left a bad taste in my mouth.

Friend 1:  Guess you won't be going back that dry cleaner.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - leave a bad taste in your mouth

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How was the boxing match?

Friend 2:  It ended with a knockout forty seconds into the first round. Very disappointing.

Friend 1Left a bad taste in your mouth, huh?

Friend 2:  Definitely not a pleasant memory.

to leave a bad taste in your mouth - Usage:


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to leave a bad taste in your mouth - Gerund Form:

Leaving a bad taste in my mouth, his remarks would be remembered.

to leave a bad taste in your mouth - Examples:

1)  ... but the whole browser debacle with the ticketing left a bad taste in my mouth. I didn't even go in for the second round.

2)  Good food, but the brush with the rude woman left a bad taste in my mouth.

3)  The departure tax always left a bad taste in my mouth, and is probably the most irritating thing I've encountered there.

4)  What he said left a bad taste in my mouth. These are nothing but half-baked ideas and warmed-over theories.

5)  ... going through something like this on such a personal level, it left a bad taste in my mouth and general feeling of pity and disgust for the people who know ...

6)  I couldn't understand the ending so it left a bad taste in my mouth.

7)  Borel displayed a lack of loyalty that left a bad taste in my mouth.

8)  This post and its comments have left a bad taste in my mouth. It makes me not want to come back for more.

9)  ... is the second time I've encountered Australian over-cautiousness, and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

10)  Finally, the sheer unmitigated hatred that many have for President Obama leaves a bad taste in my mouth and makes me want to see him reelected.

11)  ... of our glorious government on TV ads talking about climate change just leaves a bad taste in my mouth: the obvious lack of education, massive ignorance, political agendas ...

12)  ... be ripped off, you don't have much chance and it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

13)  The notion of restricting the electorate, however, leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and almost seems to have a whiff of eugenics about it.

14)  It's dishonest, and leaves a bad taste in the mouth, but it usually won't affect the broader outcome much.

15)  The incident has left a bad taste in the mouth. This should never have been allowed to happen.

16)  ... that's a shame. If it's done poorly it can leave a bad taste in your mouth, not to mention leaving the audience a bit cold.

17)  ... should not happen to anyone and it's something that will sadly leave a bad taste in my mouth about this company probably forever.

18)  ... wondering who or what is a Memsahib? Why does the word leave a bad taste in my mouth?

19)  Conspiracy theories leave a bad taste in my mouth, and I'm more prone to make fun of them than ...

20)  ... it makes me angry, but it doesn't leave a bad taste in my mouth.