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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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December 22, 2007


Your parents should have had more children so there was less of a gap between their babies and yours! Slackers! :)

Merry Christmas, Claire! May your malaise be brief.

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