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aprés-ski

1. noun The social activities that people engage in after skiing or while visiting a town where skiing is popular. ("Aprés" means "after" in French.) I'm not fan of skiing, but I'm fine with aprés-ski—sitting around a fireplace in the lodge is my idea of a good time.
2. adjective Relating to the social activities that take place after skiing. Where is the best aprés-ski place in this town?

après moi le deluge

Problems will happen in the future. This French phrase literally means, "After me, the deluge." Attributed to both King Louis XVI and his mistress Madame de Pompadour, the phrase likely refers to (and foreshadows) the difficulties that would befall France after years of the aristocracy's lavish living. A: "Well, après moi le deluge." B: "Do you really have no regard for the trouble you're causing?
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après moi le déluge

After I’m dead nothing will matter. This cliché, literally meaning “after me, the flood,” was allegedly said in slightly different form in 1757 by Madame de Pompadour to Louis XV after Frederick the Great defeated the French and Austrians at Rossbach. (She put it après nous le déluge, “after us the flood.”) The flood alludes to the biblical flood in which all but those on Noah’s ark perished. The phrase is still always stated in French.
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après moi le deluge

A disaster will follow. The French phrase, translated as “After me the deluge,” has been attributed to King Louis XVI or to his mistress, Madame de Pompadour. He or she was referring to the centuries of excessive living enjoyed by the aristocracy and paid for by the rest of France and what would happen as a result when His Majesty (or Madame) went to their heavenly rest. Whether the king or his main squeeze was predicting a cataclysm or simply indicating that he or she didn't care what came after them isn't clear. Nevertheless, whoever spoke the words was a prophet in his or her time: fourteen years after Louis's death came the revolution that swept away the old order, including Louis's son. No one could have been ideologically further from the Bourbon monarchy than Karl Marx, who repeated the phrase in his Das Kapital: “Après moi le déluge! is the watchword of every capitalist and of every capitalist nation. Hence capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the labourer, unless under compulsion from society.” The phrase is the very appropriate motto of Britain's Royal Air Force 617 Squadron, nicknamed “the Dam Busters” for its sorties against German dams during World War II.
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