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French term (translation: staircase wit) for when the perfect response, retort, or comeback comes to mind too late.
"His argument left me so speechless that I couldn't clearly think of a response until I reached the bottom of the stairs. Then, l'esprit de l'escalier came to me."
by hannibalmontanibal March 14, 2014

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