- 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 office.
English dictionary. 2014.
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take the mickey — (UK) If you take the Mickey, you tease someone. ( Take the Mick is also used.) … The small dictionary of idiomes
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 — vb British to mock, deride, poke fun at. These expressions are milder versions of take the piss. Unbeknownst to most users, they employ rhyming slang; Mickey is short for a mythical Mickey Bliss , pro viding the rhyme for piss. Michael is a… … Contemporary slang
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 mickey — verb To ridicule or mock. Are you takin the mickey? Youll get yer ead bashed in … Wiktionary
take the mickey — Brit. informal tease or ridicule someone. → mickey … English new terms dictionary
take the mickey — phrasal British joke, kid … New Collegiate Dictionary
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 somebody) — take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to make sb look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe sth that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind Syn: ↑tease, Syn … 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