clown about(redirected from clowning about)
slang To joke, play, or otherwise behave in a silly, careless way. A less common variant of "clown around." I can see you boys clowning about back there! Sit down and do the math problems I assigned. The kids are fine. They're just clowning about with each other in the back yard.
See also: clown
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