staircase wit

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Thinking of an idea or course of action too late to use it effectively, or the tendency to do so.

Etymology:

  • Calque of French esprit de l'escalier.
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Thinking of an idea or course of action too late to use it effectively, or the tendency to do so.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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