A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

L’ESPRIT DE L’ESCALIER

[noun/idiom]

French: “staircase wit”; the usage of a witty retort after the moment has passed; the predicament of thinking of the right comeback too late; when you think of the right thing to say too late.

[Marcel Duchamp]

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