keep no more cats than can catch mice

keep no more cats than can catch mice

Be minimalistic. I don't know why he has four cars. Personally, I always try to keep no more cats than can catch mice.
See also: can, cat, catch, keep, mice, more, no
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keep no more cats than can catch mice

Use the bare minimum. A old expression that cautioned against maintaining any more people or things than can accomplish a purpose. as
See also: can, cat, catch, keep, mice, more, no
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