watch paint dry

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watch paint dry (third-person singular simple present watches paint dry, present participle watching paint dry, simple past and past participle watched paint dry)

  1. (humorous) To watch something that has virtually no movement, hence, something very boring.
    I expected his new play to be as good as the last, but it was like watching paint dry.

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