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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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April 27, 2007


I'm so glad to hear the good news about Frank (sans beans).

That top photo is glorious.

I will say a prayer of remembrance for Frank's beans and try not to wince.

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