Student or Learner
If time wears on, it passes very slowly, especially when you are waiting for something to happen.
I was feeling more tired as the night wore on.
1. Thirty minutes passed slowly.
2. Thirty minutes wore on.
Do #1 and #2 mean the same thing?
Technically, 1 and 2 mean the same, but I wouldn't expect anybody to say either one.
The night wore on..
Time wore on.
Time dragged by.
A half hour, in my humble opinion, is too short a time period to use for that expression.