When the cat's away, the mice will play
When a person in authority is away, those under the person's rule will enjoy their freedom.
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Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
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If you throw away this chance, you will both richly deserve to be hanged, as I sincerely trust you will be.
And with some expressions of mutual good-will and interest, master and man separated.
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Without supervision, people will do as they please, especially in disregarding or breaking rules. For example, As soon as their parents left, the children invited all their friends over—when the cat's away, you know. This expression has been a proverb since about 1600 and is so well known it is often shortened, as in the example.