idle hands are the devil's workshop

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EtymologyEdit

Probably ultimately from St. Jerome, "fac et aliquid operis, ut semper te diabolus inveniat occupatum".

ProverbEdit

Idle hands are the devil's workshop.

  1. One who is idle will likely come to do evil.
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