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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 meaning:
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

Saying of the Day

Contributor: Josef Essberger