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creep by

To move slowly, as of time. Time feels like it's just creeping by in that class because it's so boring.
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creep by

Fig. [for time] to pass slowly. The minutes crept by as I awaited Mrs. Barron's telephone call. I know the days will creep by until we finally get our test results.
See also: by, creep
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It must be very humiliating to be caught creeping by daylight!