by subordinates on the occasion of their supervisor's absence. Usually applied to office
workers, but relevant to any mischievous celebration
orchestrated by peers
answerable to a common individual.
Borrowing from the phrase 'when the cat's away, the mice will play', a mouse
be celebrated by a team of employees taking
a two-and-a-half-hour lunch together, or sneaking out of the office
an hour early
to drink at a bar.