absent le chat, les souris dansent

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "the cat absent, the mice dance".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ap.sɑ̃ l(ə) ʃa | le su.ʁi dɑ̃s/

Proverb[edit]

absent le chat, les souris dansent

  1. (idiomatic) when the cat's away the mice will play

Synonyms[edit]