Today’s idiom: “to leave a bad taste in the mouth”

5 Dec

In yesterday’s post, we used the expression “leave a bad taste in the mouth”. In that post, it was a play on words – but what does the expression normally mean?

If you eat something that has a terrible taste, the taste can stay in your mouth for quite a long time. So, if you experience something that gives you an unpleasant memory, you can say that “it left a bad taste in my mouth”. For example, “The party was quite nice, but the rude behaviour of the host left a bad taste in my mouth”.

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