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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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January 15, 2009

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hi claire!! did you know matt and i are headed to london for a burns night wedding? eating haggis and dancing the ceilidh will definitely be present! we'll raise a dram to you and your family and i hope we can spend one together some day:)

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