take the mickey (out of someone)
Vrb phrs. To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning 'take the piss'. E.g."Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he's very sensitive and you're upsetting him." Cf. 'take the Michael' and 'extract the Michael'. 1930s

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  • take the mickey out of someone — take the mickey (out of someone) Brit informal : to make fun of someone Did you mean what you said about me or were you just taking the mickey? [=kidding] We took the mickey out of her [=we teased her] about her new hairstyle. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey (out of someone) — Vrb phrs. To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning take the piss . E.g. Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he s very sensitive and you re upsetting… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the mickey out of someone — (Slang) mock someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take the Michael (out of someone) — Vrb phrs. To make fun, tease, satirize. From take the mickey . E.g. I dont like John, he s always taking the Michael out of me …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the Michael (out of someone) — Vrb phrs. To make fun, tease, satirize. From take the mickey . E.g. I dont like John, he s always taking the Michael out of me …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the mickey out of —    If you take the mickey out of someone, you tease them or make fun of their behaviour, sometimes in an unkind way.     Jessica s dad is always taking the mickey out of her about the time she spends styling her hair …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take the mickey — phrasal chiefly Britain : joke : kid * * * take the mickey british informal phrase to say something in order to try and make someone or something look silly, especially in a friendly way. Doing this is called mickey taking and someone who does it …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey — British informal to say something in order to try and make someone or something look silly, especially in a friendly way. Doing this is called mickey taking and someone who does it is a mickey taker He takes the mickey out of everyone in the… …   English dictionary

  • take the mickey — British & Australian, informal to make people laugh at someone, usually by copying what they do or say in a way that seems funny. They used to take the mick out of him because of the way he walked. I thought you were being serious I didn t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the piss — verb a) To tease, ridicule or mock (someone). You know, cos he was like taking the piss out of them and they took the piss out of him. b) To subject those present to teasing, ridicule or mockery, or to show …   Wiktionary

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