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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, 2009

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Very nice!! i had one recently that said something like "luck will be with you tomorrow." I was nervous about a race i was running the next day and jumped for joy at the fortune! And ran well, too!! sometimes you just gotta trust that cookie-cutter fortune, girl.

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