après moi le déluge

[a-pre mwa luh dey-lyzh]

French.

after me, the deluge (attributed to Louis XV, adapted from après nous le déluge “after us the deluge,” credited to Madame de Pompadour: said in reference to signs of the approaching Revolution).

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