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also snooze-fest (sno͞oz′fĕst′)
n. pl. snooze·fests also snooze-fests Informal
Something that is boring or tedious: "Done badly, [the chess-playing scenes] could be a complete snoozefest, but Nair films them as if they were football or boxing, with exciting montages, quick edits and interesting close-ups" (Brian Truitt). "Presidential debates can sometimes be a snoozefest, but with [the nominees] already running pretty nasty campaigns against each other, the 2016 debates are bound to be a complete and utter circus" (Karen Fratti).

[snooze + fest.]
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