Journey in Life: 04/29/19

Monday, April 29, 2019

"While the cat's away, the mice will play" nghĩa là gì?

Nghỉ lễ tắm biển không bạn ơi? Photo by kevin laminto on Unsplash.
'While the cat's away, the mice will play' hiểu theo nghĩa đen là khi mèo đi vắng thì chuột tung hoành, câu này dùng để ám chỉ những hành động, việc làm tự do khi không có người cai quản (chúng ta hay có câu 'vắng chủ nhà gà mọc đuôi tôm').

Ví dụ
While the cat’s away, the mice will play, as Philippe is left in charge of Versailles and Louis’ enemies amp up their attack against the monarchy (chế độ quân chủ). 

The week begins with Jenny hurriedly leaving Johnny’s flat after spending the night with him, saying she doesn’t want anyone to spot her. Later, at the factory, Johnny heads off to a meeting. While the cat’s away, the mice will play, and work grinds to a halt as the girls sit back and enjoy a film with an array of snacks. Jenny, who has already told Johnny that the girls don’t respect him enough, is horrified.

If you don’t know Mr Vardy’s wife is currently in the jungle where she may eat Kangaroo testicles (tinh hoàn) and put her hands into boxes of snakes and bugs. They say while the cat’s away, the mice will play, and I like a sharp-looking Vardy to grab his own headlines this week at West Ham.

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