esprit de l'escalier

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French noun phrase es·prit de l'es·ca·lier \es-prēd-les-kä-lyā\
variants: or

esprit d'escalier

\es-prē-des-kä-lyā\

Definition of esprit de l'escalier

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


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