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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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January 31, 2008

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oh yes, i understand grand schemes in the midst of school and work. :) good luck! and your description of the morning light is beyond stunning. megxx

Rest assured, Claire, whatever you do, I'm going to like it. Count me as a die-hard fan. I root for blogs, not football games.
Basketball, though? Back when Michael Jordan was playing, I needed to see it. A born Chicagoan, I found his last second miracle plays thrilling.
Still, right now I can't think of many things I'd rather see right than a lurid winter dawn.

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