all cats are grey in the dark

all cats are grey in the dark proverb distinguishing qualities are obscured in some circumstances, and if they can't be perceived they don't matter.
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  • all cats are grey in the dark — The proverb, which turns on the concept that the night obscures all distinguishing features, is used in a variety of contexts. c 1549 J. HEYWOOD Dialogue of Proverbs i. v. A6v When all candels be out, all cats be grey. All thyngs are then of one… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • all cats are grey in the dark — Things are indistinguishable in the dark so appearances don t matter.( All cats are grey at night is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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