draw out like a blade


— I've had some long nights in stir. Alone in the dark with nothing but your thoughts, time can draw out like a blade.
The Shawshank Redemption, movie

Does the bolded make sense to you? "Draw out" must mean "to pass very slowly", but then, "like a blade":confused: Why?...

Thank you.
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    It's just a metaphor, Vic, and not a particularly good one. People who sharpen knives often pass them slowly across whetstones when they get to a point where they want to be careful not to nick or dull the edge they have created by sharpening the knife.
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