follow Dictionary.com

What's the difference between i.e. and e.g.?

when one's back is turned

When one is away or not looking, as in You can count on the children to misbehave when the teacher's back is turned , or I don't dare go on vacation; he'll take my job when my back is turned . Also see when the cat's away, the mice will play
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for when

10
10
Scrabble Words With Friends