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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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December 28, 2011

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I *always* look forward to clearing out closets and other messy spots this time of year ... Cleaner physical spaces always refresh my mental spaces, too!

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