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Proverbs containing the word Play

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 →

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle

A man's capabilities do not depend on his age.

It needs more skill than I can tell to play the second fiddle well

This couplet was composed by Charles H. Spurgeon, the famous Baptist minister and orator. The leading performer in an orchestra is the first... Read more →

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

We should not always be working. Unless we can enjoy some form of recreation, we become stale and our work suffers in consequence. I really... Read more →