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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Against historians who see republicanism as arising from rather than leading to regicide, and then rapidly disappearing, Norbrook argues that "the republican culture of the 1650s was at once excitingly new and as familiar as a dog-eared school-book" (14): the study of the classics provided situations in which republican political practice was actively imagined, and the Renaissance revival of rhetoric took on political implications.