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

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“Esprit de l'escalier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/esprit%20de%20l%27escalier. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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