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While the cat's away, the mice will play

Submitted by Maryanchy on Sat, 24/11/2018 - 17:28

Idiomatic translations of "While the cat's away, the..."

Arabic
ان غاب القط العب يا فأر
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Croatian
Kad mačke nema, miševi kolo vode
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Dutch
Als de kat van huis is, dansen de muizen op tafel
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French
Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent
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Italian
quando il gatto non c’è, i topi ballano
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Thai
แมวไม่อยู่ หนูระเริง
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Meanings of "While the cat's away, the..."

Arabic

حينما يغيب الحاكم او ولي الامر يلعب المشاغبون

Explained by Gehad Mahmoud on Sun, 25/11/2018 - 23:34
Explained by Gehad Mahmoud
English

It is said when the person who is in charge of a place is not there, and the people there behave badly. When the leader (superior) is not present, the subordinate will use it.

Explained by Maryanchy on Sat, 24/11/2018 - 17:28
Explained by Maryanchy

Examples:

A teacher walks out of the room and students have no supervision. They begin to misbehave.

The boss is on vacation, so his or her assistant takes a two-hour lunch or leaves early.

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