Definition of the devil finds work for idle hands to do in English:

the devil finds work for idle hands to do

phrase

proverb
  • If someone doesn't have enough work to occupy them, they are liable to cause or get into trouble.

    • ‘If it is true that the devil finds work for idle hands to do, the No. i U. S. Mephistopheles is currently a mild little Philadelphian named Charles Darrow.’
    • ‘We can't lower the workweek because the devil finds work for idle hands to do.’