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A phrase used to describe a person who appears joyful and chipper around people but is actually emotionally distraught. Usually this results from heartbreak or a severely stubbed toe.
Johnny: Have you heard Al's joke about his last ex!!!?
Betty: It's funny! But I'm sure he hides the tears of a clown.
Johnny: ...Betty your such a frikin downer.
by Ejizelator March 02, 2016
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