Idiom: 'While the cat's away, the mouse will play'

What does 'While the cat's away, the mouse will play' mean?

Meaning: People whose behaviour is strictly controlled go over the top when the authority is not around, which is why most teenagers have parties when their parents have gone on holiday. The parents are the scary authority figures, but the cat's away and the kids are the mice partying and enjoying their freedom.


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