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Buried Treasure — Phrase of the Day

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

L’esprit d’escalier: French. Literal translation – wit of the staircase. Colloquial meaning – the frustration of thinking of precisely the right comeback, only much too late. Where I found it – Spring 2008 issue of Gettysburg Review. Learning a new word or phrase is always a nice surprise.

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