idle hands are the devil's workshop

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.
See also: hand, idle, workshop
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"Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Kung walang ginagawa at nakaistambay lang, maaaring matukso na gumawa ng hindi maganda katulad ng mang-snatch o makipag-inuman," he pointed out.
Third, engaging in legal activities reduces the time available for illegal activities, possibly the foundation for the phrase "idle hands are the devil's workshop." (15)
Idle hands are the devil's workshop, and, when you go home, you're worn out," said Tyree Chapman, who served 11 years in prison for armed robbery and murder.