Pejorative phrase. Indicates that a person, thing, or activity is ridiculous; a joke; not worthy of respect; silly; excessive; gaudy; exaggerated for the sake of comedic or dramatic effect; lacking nuance or depth; trite; cliche; stereotypical or oversimplified concept or idea.
Plural: Clown Shoes.
Origin: Shoes worn by clowns, usually brightly colored with a bulbous toe region, are made to elicit a cheap laugh; superficial effect;
Compared to the Playstation 3, the Nintendo Wii is a clown shoe.
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