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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.
See also: dry, exciting, paint, watch

excite about (something)

1. To cause one to feel energized and lively. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "excite" and "about." Despite my best efforts, I still haven't been able to excite my students about trigonometry.
2. To feel energized and lively. I'm so excited about my new job—it's really the kind of work I've been wanting to do all my life.
See also: excite

*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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