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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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April 02, 2011


I've been yearning for Paris lately, too. Springtime and reading about the Middle Ages invariably have that effect on me.

"My eyes watered up"

You are so cute, Claire. :)

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