bad taste

Main Entry:  bad taste1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  poor judgment, esp. as to what is appropriate, fashionable, pleasing, etc.
Example:  She has very bad taste in men.
Etymology:  1696
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Main Entry:  bad taste2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a strong feeling of disgust or upset following an experience
Example:  The incident with her left a bad taste in my mouth.
Usage:  used with "in (someone's) mouth"
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bad taste

see leave a bad taste; poor taste.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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