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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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November 10, 2008

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It is twee, but sometimes you need a little of that. It puts some bounce in your walk.

You know what else I love? She uses her own accent rather than smoothing it out, like I think a lot of British artists do. She has a very appealing voice. Can I just say though that at 18 you have no right to speak about ghosts of past lovers unless you are still coping with your split from Brandon Walsh. Totally took his button OFF my jean jacket.

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