When the cat's away the mice will play

This page is about the saying "When the cat's away the mice will play".

Possible interpretation: This famous saying suggests that when a person in authority is not present, the people under his rule will enjoy their freedom.

Note: mice (noun) = plural of "mouse" - a small animal that cats like to eat

Quick Quiz:

"When the cat's away the mice will play" could suggest that people might not work hardest when the boss is

a. pleasant

b. present

c. absent

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Contributor: Josef Essberger