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In basketball, the slowness of a defender near the basket, getting beat by a fast-moving player who scores. The paint is the center lane from the foul line to the basket.
Number 27 was watching paint dry on that drive to the hoop.
by yes juanito yes March 17, 2015

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Internet slang for staring at your download progress bar or watching download speeds fluctuate.
Man sits there slumped over staring at a computer screen watching each file segment's progress on utorrent hoping somehow his DVD rip of the Dark Knight from aXXo will download faster because he's willing it to happen.

Friend walks in and asks. "looking at porn??"

Man replies "no, just watching paint dry"

Friend says "really should be looking at porn."
by LashedOut2k March 26, 2009

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