dulce est desipere in loco

Latin phrase
du·​lce est de·​si·​pe·​re in lo·​co | \ ˌdu̇l-ˌke-est-dā-ˈsi-pe-rā-in-ˈlȯ-kō How to pronounce dulce est desipere in loco (audio) \

Definition of dulce est desipere in loco

: it is pleasant to be frivolous at the appropriate time

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