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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 14, 2008

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Thank you honey - you are the bestest! You know you can crash on my couch anytime...

Oh how fantastic! You've got my vote, Ana! :)

Amazing! Wish I could have voted. I love the point about "clarity."

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