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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."


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March 20, 2007


That looks like a great collection! Have a wonderful trip. Travel safely and have lots of fun! I hope you get a chance to post while you are there, but if not, I'll look forward to reading about it when you return.

Have a really great time, Claire. Be careful!


Take it all in! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Have a great time and be sure to enjoy yourself for all of us.

I look forward to the tales and pictures to come.

those book choices sound wonderful! I know you'll have a great time, and I'm so excited to hear reports and see pictures.

Have fun!

Which books to accompany you on your adventures, such an important choice. Wodehouse often travels with me too.
see you, g

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