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Proverbs containing the word Away

When the cat is away, the mice will play

This is a very old proverb, dating back to the sixteenth century. It means that when the person in authority is away, those under him will take... Read more →

A soft answer turneth away wrath

The source of this is Proverbs, xv, 1: 'A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger.' If anyone loses his temper and... Read more →