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English definition of “while the cat's away, the mice will play”

while the cat's away, the mice will play

saying
said when the person who is in charge of a place is not there, and the people there behave badly Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of while the cat's away, the mice will play from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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