watch paint dry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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watch paint dry

informal humorous used to refer to an ​activity that you ​considerextremelyboring: "Don't you ​want to watch the ​football?" "To be ​honest, I would ​rather watch ​paintdry."
(Definition of watch paint dry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “watch paint dry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 闲看油漆变干(表示某事很无聊)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閒著看油漆變乾(表示某事很無聊)…
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