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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 03, 2008

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Which show are you seeing? I have tix for Ritter/Hahn next Sat. and Peekskill on the 25th. My sister's going to one of the Brooklyn shows too. Yayyyyy!

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