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L'espirit de l'escalier

Posted by Bruce Kahl on June 01, 2001

In Reply to: The wit of the staircase posted by joe hamaker on June 01, 2001

: I am looking for the origin or other information on the phrase "the wit of the staircase"

l'espirit de l'escalier or the "the wit of the staircase".
Those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room halfway down the stairs or even days later.