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for the love of Mike

A mild oath of shock, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger, with "Mike" being a euphemistic substitution for "God." For the love of Mike, I didn't even see that car coming! Would you let me finish my story, for the love of Mike? Oh for the love of Mike, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: love, mike, of

take the mike (out of someone or something)

To tease, mock, or ridicule (someone or something); to joke or kid around (about someone or something). A less common variant of "take the mickey (out of someone)," itself a variant of "take the piss (out of someone)." Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. If you are so serious-minded that you can't take the mike out of yourself every once in a while, you're going to have a hard time enjoying most of life. It really hurt Steph's feelings to know that the group had been taking the mike out of her that whole time. Brian was a bit of a troublesome student and tended to take the mike whenever class began.
See also: mike, of, someone, take

for the love of

1. For the sake of, in consideration of. For example, She signed up for all these volunteer jobs for the love of praise. [c. 1200]
2. for the love of Pete or Mike or God . An exclamation of surprise, exasperation, or some similar feeling, as in For the love of Pete, give me the money! James Joyce used this idiom in Ulysses (1922): "For the love of Mike listen to him." Pete and Mike are euphemisms for God. [Early 1900s] Also see for the sake of, def. 3.
See also: love, of

for the love of Mike

used to accompany an exasperated request or to express dismay. British informal
Mike is perhaps used here as a generic name for an Irishman; compare with mickey in take the mickey out of (at mickey).
See also: love, mike, of

For Pete’s sake!

and For pity’s sake! and For the love of Mike!
exclam. Good grief! For Pete’s sake! Is that you Charlie? For pity’s sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!

For the love of Mike!

verb
See also: love, of

for the love of

For the sake of; in consideration for: did it all for the love of praise.
See also: love, of
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But at Harvey's insistence, Mike opens the folder and finds out that it's actually a new pro bono case.
MEMORIES: Mike Denver poses with a few fans' MOORE LIKE IT: Mike with Agnes Moore' HIGH FIVE: Alan, Sean, Terry, Mike and Don after their gig' FOURSOME: Nula Modden, Maura and Tommy McBrien and Eamonn Madden with Mike' IN TUNE: Neille Duncan, (Midlands 103 Tullamore) and Mike' FANS: Brendan and Martina Duffy with Mike' FRIENDS: Liam Mannering with Mike after his gig' IN STEP: Joe Mullen, Kathleen Geraty, Mike, Rita Mullen and Ann Ward' TRIO: Kate Lambert and Geraldine Kenny with Mike' GOOD COMPANY: Fans Loreta Payton, Kathleen and Julie Flannery with Mike following his recent gig in Grevelle Arms' HI THERE: Sligo girl Sinead Nolan with Mike Denver
Ellen Quarry, a bible professor at Biola University with a doctorate in education and a thriving practice as a family counselor, has photo albums filled with pictures of her and Mike on trips to Alaska, Mexico and the Bahamas.
Situating Mike and Stefani's passage to Australia in the context of British imperial history and of the British scheme to recruit people from DP camps points up the importance of questions of race and ethnicity to histories of British domestic life and work.
NIKE Staff Presentations by: Mike Leach, Texas Tech, Rich Brooks, Kentucky, Mike Sewak, Georgia Southern, Shane Montgomery, Miami Ohio, Mike Shula, Alabama
I hardly qualify, but my persona, Mike, who is kind of a Candide character, is the perfect vehicle for that kind of working.
Even back in high school, before our more personal losses, Mike exhibitted a streak of sentimentality that unnerved me.
Mike describes an environment almost too familiar: this "second-echelon American city," Mike points out, is famous for "its harbors and marinas, its university, its futuristically enlightened" computer corporations and "high unemployment" (13).
Whilst the international dimension of MRA/IC activities is a constant in Mike Brown's life and work, the book concentrates on specific Australian tasks and on the Australians who inspired him.
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On a Wednesday morning, an FBI special agent spends approximately 1 hour interviewing a local bank's loan officer, Mike Simmen, about a theft from the bank's automated teller machine (ATM), which occurred the previous Saturday.