I hope you are enjoying this holiday with your family and friends. I am.
2020 is the year of the mouse/rat. I’ve noticed it’s described differently in different places. Which is correct?
This is a mouse:
This is a rat:
In any case, we have many phrases about both in English. Here are five about mice. Next week, rats
- Are you a man or a mouse?
It’s time to propose! Are you going to be a man or a mouse?
2. When the cats away the mice will play.
Hey the boss is home for the holidays! Let’s have a party! You know what they say, “when the cats away the mice will play“.
3. As quiet as a mouse.
The baby is finally sleeping, if we want to sleep, we’ll have to be as quiet as a mouse.
4, Play cat and mouse with.
He has been talking to her about marriage for years. I think he’s just playing cat and mouse with her.
5. As poor as a church mouse.
All my New Year’s expenses and shopping, have left me as poor as a mouse.