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It left a nasty taste in my mouth

I am writing to a French friend who has no English at all. I want to say this or something that means this in French and realise that a straight translation won't necessarily be right. Is there a similar expression in French ? Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

A suggestion..

 ça m'a laissé un goût  (très) amer..

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

Hoddy - do you mean literally or metaphorically?
Not that I can offer a better reply than Norman, I just wondered.

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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

Complementarity in this form leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

La complémentarité sous cette forme laisse un arrière-goût désagréable.
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

Are you sure your friend will understand ..?? .... I don't
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

I'm sorry I've been away from my computer for a couple of days. You are right Eric. I expressed my original question badly.
What I'm trying to do is describe a transaction between someone we both know and me. If I were saying it in English I would want to use the 'nasty taste' expression, but I realise that a straight translation is very unlikely to fit the bill.
I wondered if there was something relatively mild but unpleasant that I could use.

This isn't a very good explanation either and my thanks and apologies to those who have tried to help me so far.
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

Thanks for giving a bit more on it Hoddy. You therefore bought something from someone you both know and it turned out to be a bad deal.... you have been tricked ..... if that's correct, you could say something in the lines of "mauvaise experience, je m suis fait avoir" .... but this is only valid if my guess above is correct.
Les voyages forment la jeunesse
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Re: It left a nasty taste in my mouth

Thanks Eric. Your guess is almost right. It was something he had from me and for which he did not pay. Not a huge amount, I am not going to sue or anything but "it left a nasty taste in my mouth".
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