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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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September 20, 2008


Oh my God, that's beautiful! Actually, it's almost unbelievable.

Glad to hear you've got your power back, Claire. I'm sure it was a test of your patience, huh?

I saw that one on your flickr feed the other day and my first thought was that it was unbelievable as well.

Glad you're back, Claire.

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