exciting as watching paint dry

*exciting as watching (the) paint dry

very, very dull. (Sarcastic. *Also: about as ~; as ~.) This book is about as exciting as watching paint dry. Listening to you is exciting as watching the paint dry.
See also: dry, paint, watch
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Not for the first time, I wanted to get excited about England's potential but I found it about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Mansell had his day but he's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Riveting stuff, almost as exciting as watching paint dry.
YOU might think that a book called Paint sounds just about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Voyeurs might find it a turn on, but seeing Michael wrestle with his lovers in the sack as a metaphor for wrestling with his personal demons is about as exciting as watching paint dry.