take the mick (out of someone or something)

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take the mick (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 mick 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 mick out of her that whole time. Brian was a bit of a troublesome student and tended to take the mick whenever class began.
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take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of somebody/something)

(British English, informal) make fun of somebody/something: Are you taking the mickey?People are always trying to take the mickey out of him because of his funny accent.
See also: mick, mickey, take
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RYAN RODDY had his first MMA fight as a kid back home in Ireland when he smashed a giant Pole whose mates had been taken the mick and earned himself fifty quid.
Josh Howie, Franks'' son, reported that his mother was upset because one of her best friends "had taken the mick out of her" in a TV show.
My mates have taken the mick a bit, but it's been OK.
All season Ronaldo has taken the mick out of rival full-backs, tying most of them up in knots, with South Korean international Lee Young-Pyo his latest victim as the White Hart Lane fans watched on in awe.
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