Meaning of “the devil finds work for idle hands” in the English Dictionary

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"the devil finds work for idle hands" in British English

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the devil finds work for idle hands

saying

said to show that you believe people who have nothing to do are more likely to get into trouble or commit a crime

(Definition of “the devil finds work for idle hands” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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