One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an activity or experience) extremely boring.
- ‘Sometimes it's boring, it's like watching paint dry.’
- ‘So shorter games won't happen even though watching some games today is like watching paint dry.’
- ‘He throws breaking balls at three different speeds: Slow, slower and like watching paint dry.’
- ‘If you don't know what's going on it must be like watching paint dry.’
- ‘It really is a splendid tearjerker, though some may find it a wee bit like watching paint dry (alternate title: How Slow Moving Was My Screenplay).’
- ‘The inquiry had lasted a fortnight before summing-up day, and like all such procedures, it must have been like watching paint dry at times.’
- ‘Miserable weather, nothing happening apparently, short days, long nights, it's like a sort of void, waiting expectantly, like watching paint dry, suddenly the whole world goes mad for a few days.’
- ‘They didn't want to touch it, man, it's boring, it's like watching paint dry, it's like watching grass grow.’
- ‘Some journalists told me it was like watching paint dry because it was just endless back and forth in which neither side really seemed to want to deal in the end.’
- ‘The kind of secondary legislation that we have powers over, that we debate on a typical Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon, is like watching paint dry.’
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