take the piss
Vrb phrs. 1. To ridicule, to tease, to make fun off. Cf. 'extract the urine'.
2. To take advantage of, to exploit. E.g."Just because they like looking after their grand children, doesn't mean you can dump the kids on them every weekend whilst you go out clubbing. That's just taking the piss."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • take the piss — ► take the piss Brit. tease or mock. Main Entry: ↑piss …   English terms dictionary

  • take the piss — ( ● piss …   Useful english 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

  • take the piss — British impolite 1) to say something to try to make someone look silly take the piss out of: His friends were taking the piss out of him. 2) to say or do something that annoys people because they think it is unreasonable £5 for a cup of coffee!… …   English dictionary

  • take the piss —    to taunt or mimic    The etymology is unclear:     It hadn t occurred to me that people take the piss out of Bugs. (Garland, 1996 Bugs did not have a catheter) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • take the piss — 1. to make a joke about someone or to make someone look silly. They re always taking the piss out of her because she s a Barry Manilow fan. (often + out of) You should wear miniskirts more often you ve got the legs for them. Are you taking the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the piss — Brit. tease or mock someone or something. → piss …   English new terms dictionary

  • take the piss — Kiwi (New Zealand Slang) to ridicule …   English dialects glossary

  • take the piss — to ridicule …   Kiwi (New Zealand slang)

  • take the piss — (Slang) to mock; ridicule …   English contemporary dictionary

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