when/while the cat's away the mice will play

貓不在,老鼠就作怪;山中無老虎,猴子稱大王。

註:這句經常縮略為 when/while the cat's away。

例句:

  • Do you think it's wise to leave the children alone for so long? You know, when the cat's away. (你認為讓孩子獨處這麼長的時間行得通嗎? 你知道,貓不在,老鼠就作怪)
  • The boss is away on business and the employees are so happy because while the cat's away the mice will play. (老闆出差,員工都很高興,因為山中無老虎,猴子稱大王)

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