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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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May 12, 2010

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have you heard nick drake's cover? insane.

LOVE IT! Dark, cold, rainy night here and I have already listened to it three times. Also loved your Steinbeck quote - am taking your dripping cats to school tomorrow to share with my students!
Axxx

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