When the cat’s away, the mice will play means that people will take advantage of someone in authority to do whatever they want. When a person in authority is missing others enjoy their freedom.
- I am sure the man who said when the cat’s away the mice will play talked about my children.
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Chinese
Dāng māo bùzài shí, lǎoshǔ huì wánshuǎ
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Irish
nuair a bheidh an cat as baile imreoidh na lucha
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Hindi
जब बिल्ली दूर होगी तो चूहे खेलेंगे
jab billee door hogee to choohe khelenge
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Italian
quando il gatto è via i topi giocheranno
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Spanish
cuando el gato no está, los ratones juegan
When the cat’s away the mice will play in Arabic
ان غاب القط العب يا فأر
When the cat’s away the mice will play in German
Wenn die Katze weg ist, spielen die Mäuse
When the cat’s away the mice will play in French
Quand le chat n'est pas là, les souris dansent
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