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

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 consider extremely boring: "Don't you want to watch the football?" "To be honest, I would rather watch paint dry."
(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
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More