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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 01, 2012

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Love these photos, Claire! You should come back in the off-season some time. There's much more to see when no one can see us trespassing and peeking in windows.

It reminded me of a Hopper painting

That's exactly what I thought before I read your post! Totally Hopper-esque.

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