staircase wit

Main Entry:  staircase wit
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any wisdom or cleverness that comes too late; also called after-wit
Example:  Staircase wit is the biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room - or even days later.
Etymology:  fr. Fr. l'esprit d'escalier's 21st Century Lexicon
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