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

Meaning of “watch paint dry” in the English Dictionary

"watch paint dry" in British English

See all translations

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)…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More