|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|
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