From a Web site about Wimbledon:
"It was like a palette-cleansing sorbet."
This sentence suggests that a paint tray had something to do with this scenario. The writer meant "palate."
I've often seen the words palette (paint tray), palate (used for tasting) and pallet (wooden crates or a makeshift bed) confused.
Try to remember the right spelling you need!
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