le chat parti, les souris dansent

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally meaning "the cat having left, the mice dance".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lə ʃa paʁ.ti | le su.ʁi dɑ̃s/

Phrase[edit]

le chat parti, les souris dansent

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

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