(as) exciting as watching paint dry

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(as) exciting as watching paint dry

Very dull or boring. Everyone loves that period drama, but, to me, it's as exciting as watching paint dry. Rachel fell asleep during the big game because she thinks that watching sports is exciting as watching paint dry.
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*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, exciting, paint, watch
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I used to find England games as exciting as watching paint dry, but I really enjoy watching Southgate's team.
RACHEL - "About as exciting as watching paint dry. She was a completely different character during the auditions and even shouted at me to shut up."
Mansell had his day but he's about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Riveting stuff, almost as exciting as watching paint dry.
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.
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. HH