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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 (one) about (something)

To cause one to feel enthusiastic about something, especially in anticipation of participating in it. 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.
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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