Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 28, 2001

In Reply to: Expression in French posted by Bob 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 too late.
: : 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".
: : Anybody?

: l'esirit de l'escalier
: The spirit of the staircase. Earlier discussion available (type staircase into search box)

I searched via all sorts of keywords except the obvious.