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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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May 26, 2008


What a nice way to be awakened! Thanks for posting the lovely poem--and reminder of what the day is about.

Reading the poem feels like getting a longed-for present. Thanks, Claire.

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