idle hands are the devil's workshop

idle hands are the devil's workshop

When one is unoccupied or has nothing to do, one is more likely to cause or get into trouble. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, so is it any surprise they started causing mischief after being left to their own devices for so long? We try to keep our kids busy with various jobs and activities during their summer break. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, after all.
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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.