take the mike (out of someone or something)

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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, take
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Jake Sedgemore had handed the visitors an eighth minute lead but a Ryan Edmunds double and a Jason Holmes effort had taken the Mikes clear at the interval and they wrapped up the points with further goals from Adam Wood and Stu Capaldi.