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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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September 28, 2011

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Thanks for the link, lady! It is quality listening.

Also, it is odd irony that in all the years I have known your father, he is now sans mustache at the same time you seem to be putting one on. Is there like a law of mustache equilibrium in the Jennings family?

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