Meaning of “leave a bad taste (in your mouth)” in the English Dictionary

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"leave a bad taste (in your mouth)" in American English

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leave a bad taste (in your mouth)

to cause an unpleasant memory:

The way the waitress treated us left a bad taste in my mouth and I never went back.

(Definition of “leave a bad taste (in your mouth)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)