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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 04, 2008


Republicans throwing mini temper tantrums? I simply cannot imagine such a thing!

Good for you and all you're planning and dreaming of, Claire. As always, impressed by you. You're gonna do good and I can't wait to read about you in Dwell magazine.

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