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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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August 10, 2007


Beckett demolished my cilantro plants. How he got his fat body high enough to reach the window box, I don't know. Next year I'll have to plant some he can call his own.

That Frank.

Enjoy the family trip.

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