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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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February 04, 2010

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Ooh, does this mean more pie field research??

And forget the photo lab dude. If he doesn't appreciate film, then he's not having fun.

Yeah, you should have sneered at his jeer. Film is cool, thus! You are cool.

Great Brooklyn Bridge shot! Can't wait to hear more about your trip. You know how I love to live vicariously!

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