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idle hands are the devil's workshop

When one has nothing to do, one is more likely to get into trouble. When I'm off from school, my grandmother is always trying to get me out of the house, while reminding me that idle hands are the devil's workshop.
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Santa's workshop

The workshop of Santa Claus, where Santa or his elves are said to make the toys that he delivers on Christmas. I'm sure the elves in Santa's workshop are making the toys you'll get for Christmas right now, honey.
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idle brain is the devil's workshop

Prov. People who have nothing worthwhile to think about will usually think of something bad to do. We need to figure out something constructive for Tom to do in the afternoons after school. An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
See also: brain, idle, workshop
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Emphasis: Musical theater, theater, tech-theater, improvisation, jazz, technique, theory and workshops.
Many students return yearly so that they can experience various dance styles, including instruction in Spanish classical dance, a flamenco precursor that integrates precision castanets into flamenco, which is not widely available at workshops elsewhere.
The Business Liaison Team at the University of Louisville Libraries collaborated with College of Business and Public Administration faculty to offer a new series of workshops called Research Refreshers, designed to highlight specific electronic resources and demonstrate how to effectively use them.
One is that sheltered workshops will need to shift their focus from extended sheltered employment to placement into jobs in the community (Whitehead, 1986).
Sorenson Communications supports the interpreting certification process by providing a variety of workshops for all skill levels.
These challenges have been offered by in-service and pre-service teachers during literacy workshops, college courses, and interviews conducted in association with the implementation of Nevada Reading Excellence Act.
Emphasis: Soloists, ensembles, accompanying, improvisation, jazz, technique, workshops and popular music.
Emphasis: Chamber music, private lessons, technique, repertoire, theory, workshops, composition premieres and master classes.
The agenda of the workshop is driven by the PM, but previous workshops contain common topics that include, but are not limited to, seamless organization plan and processes, effective communication plan, common team goals, common team vision and sub-team charters, joint "single metrics," and risk-management process.
org Deadline: 08/05/2006; Number awarded: up to 5 Requirements: Post high school graduate looking for additional training and performing opportunities; male and female dancers can apply Scholarship money pays for: Special workshops, travel expenses, tuition for classes
This study evaluated professional development workshops delivered to eight partner school districts by interactive video conferencing (IVC), a technology new to these districts.
Popular optional workshops on Sunday--Basic Audit Workshop and Form 5500
Over the next 23 years, some 50,000 of them went through Experience workshops.
Sheltered workshops for persons with disabilities have a long history in the United States.
BIOTONE is also expanding its successful BIOTONE Spa Body Treatments Workshops to other major cities around the nation including popular destination locations Hawaii and Las Vegas.
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