the devil finds work for idle hands

the devil finds work for idle hands

When one is unoccupied, 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 the devil finds work for idle hands.
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"The devil finds work for idle hands to do," said Mr.
The devil finds work for idle hands. With its huge immigrant population, Molenbeek also has a huge unemployment problem and therefore a lot of idle hands, which gained it notoriety way before it became linked with jihadists.
Not a private matter THE devil finds work for idle hands - so while home on the Isle of Lewis on holiday, I contacted the political parties to ask just where their Highlands and Islands candidates stood on the issue of CalMac privatisation.
The devil finds work for idle hands and leaving the celebs hanging about allows their emotions and insecurities to run riot.
While convicted rioters are facing stiff penalties in the courts, the saying that the devil finds work for idle hands remains as true as ever.
It's an old saying that the Devil finds work for idle hands. And one side-affect of truancy is that children not only fail to learn skills that will help them lead fulfilling lives, they can slip into crime too.
"The devil finds work for idle hands to do," is a wise adage.
He said: "The devil finds work for idle hands. Many kids get up to mischief when what is needed is an alternative outlet for their energies."
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