Meaning of après moi le déluge*

a•près moi le dé•luge

Pronunciation: (a-pre mwa' lu dā-lyzh'), [key]
— French. French.
  1. 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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