take the mickey out of

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take the mickey (out of someone or something)

To tease, mock, or ridicule (someone or something); to joke or kid around (about someone or something). (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 mickey 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 mickey out of her that whole time. Brian was a bit of a troublesome student and tended to take the mickey whenever class began.
See also: mickey, of, take

take the mickey out of

Chiefly British
To tease or mock (someone).
See also: mickey, of, out, take
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Summary: The Avengers including Samuel L Jackson take the mick out of each other
Just throw a few clips together and, well, take the mick out of them.
He does take the mick out of clips (including the one of Fat Rik Waller saying ``I am, structurally, very substantial'') but he's also inventive and mixes things up a bit.
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