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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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November 22, 2011

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Oh, Claire. :-( We lost a fairly young cat to FIP a few years ago, and I literally cried myself to sleep for months. It takes time. Hope the Philly trip and a break from work provided some much-needed distraction.

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