watching paint dry


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be like watching paint dry

To be very dull or boring. Everyone loves that period drama, but, to me, it's like watching paint dry. Rachel fell asleep during the big game because she thinks that watching sports is like watching paint dry.
See also: dry, like, paint, watch

watching paint dry

If something is like watching paint dry, it is extremely boring. Daytime TV is like watching paint dry, except not as colourful or useful. I replied that cricket was the most boring sport on earth, even worse than watching paint dry.
See also: dry, paint, watch
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SURREY University scientists got very excited watching paint dry.
Royal failings can't be ignored IF Richard, Newcastle, doesn't like reading the letters from anti-Royalists he should instead do something interesting like watching paint dry or grass grow.
Watching grass grow If watching paint dry sounds too exhilarating, you could take a leaf out of Helen Southall's book.
If the Lottery draws would have been in these shows, at least people would have been enter-tainedbut now Saturday night is like watching paint dry.
And while there's always something more interesting to do than watching paint dry, get it right Grst time and your job will be done quickly and effectively.
Two hours of rambling rubbish later, I wished I'd been watching paint dry.
Verdict: Watching paint dry is definitely more interesting
Radio Four, 9am If you find engineering about as exciting as watching paint dry, then try tuning into Adam Hart-Davis new five part series, which explores some of the most ambitious civil engineering projects currently under construction in the UK.
Catherine Jones wonders if the latest TV wheeze - a show called Watching Paint Dry - is more dangerous to our collective intellect than it first appears.
It's about as interesting as watching paint dry - except that really is all that happens in the latest reality show.
Why you should watch: Because the prospects of watching the NFL Pro Bowl selection show is barely better than watching paint dry.
AFTER another draw that was like watching paint dry, England came out last of all but, thankfully, avoided the traditional Group of Death.
If a programme about watching paint dry boasted the cast assembled for this mouthwatering trilogy, we would all tune in and be quite happy.
And chairman Philip Crawford admitted: "It's better than watching paint dry - just.
But the fun wore off quite soon afterwards and by the end it had become so exhausting that I thought I'd rather be watching paint dry.