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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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October 25, 2010

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I totally had that same thought about Rupert Graves. Clearly, PBS knows its audience.

Also, why must they truncate the Edward Gorey opening? What, wasn't it good enough? Philistines!

Hi! *waves tiredly* That picture is gorgeous.

i loved it too--brought me right back to britain. only 2 more left!

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