esprit de l'escalier

French noun phrase
es·​prit de l'es·​ca·​lier | \ es-prēd-les-kä-lyā How to pronounce esprit de l'escalier (audio) \
variants: or esprit d'escalier \ es-​prē-​des-​kä-​lyā How to pronounce esprit d'escalier (audio) \

Definition of esprit de l'escalier

: wit of the staircase : repartee thought of only too late, on the way home

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