Posted by Bob on September 28, 2001
In Reply to: Expression in French posted by Bruce Kahl on September 28, 2001
: You are having a heated discussion with someone. You feel that
little "ouch" in your soul. You leave and on the way home you think
of a million things you could have said to that person but it is
: The expression for this occurence is French and has the word "stairs" in it which when translated from the French would mean sorta like "a witty repartee from the stairs".
l'esirit de l'escalier
The spirit of the staircase. Earlier discussion available (type staircase into search box)