all cats are grey in the dark


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all cats are gray in the dark

proverb In the dark of night, appearances do not matter (because it is too difficult to see anything clearly). A: "I can't believe you're going on a date with someone you've never met before! What if you don't think he's attractive?" B: "Eh, all cats are gray in the dark—it will be fine." You really need to give the house a fresh paint job. I know that all cats are gray in the dark, but prospective buyers will be looking at this house during the day! A: "Do you really think he's going to bring some random girl home from the bar?" B: "Well, he's drunk, he's lonely, and all cats are gray in the dark, so I'm thinking yes."
See also: all, cat, dark, gray
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all cats are grey in the dark

the qualities that distinguish people from one another are obscured in some circumstances, and if they can't be perceived they don't matter. proverb
The US version of this proverb is at night all cats are gray .
See also: all, cat, dark, grey
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