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.’