When the cat’s away the mice will play meaning

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Idiom Meaning

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.

Sentence Example

  • 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

当猫不在时,老鼠会玩耍
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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