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.
See also: mick, of, someone, take

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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The woman responds: "You are taking the mick aren't you, ringing on 999 with this?
As long as they're not taking the mick or taking advantage, and the players seem to understand.
Too breezy and normal a voice and you are in danger of sounding like you really are taking the Mick - you can visualise that, as you speak, the boss mouthing "nowt wrong with him" to the smirking bottomkissers, Quislings, sycophants and backstabbers that make up their inner court.
These cars are everywhere - someone is clearly taking the mick.
PEOPLE taking the mick out of David Van Day for playing a gig in an old folks' home.
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Only they know for certain if they were taking the mick out of my disability," he added.
Answers on page 81 The List Multiple Breeders' Cup winners Bayakoa (Distaff 1989, 1990) Conduit (Turf 2008, 2009) Da Hoss (1996, 1998) Goldikova (Mile 2008, 2009) High Chaparral (Turf 2002, 2003 dd-ht) Lure (Mile 1992, 1993) Midnight Lute (Sprint 2007, 2008) Miesque (Mile 1987, 1988) Ouija Board (Filly & Mare Turf 2004, 2006) Tiznow (Classic 2000, 2001) Zenyatta (Ladies' Classic 2008, Classic 2009) Wit and wisdom 'A lot of people have been taking the mick out of me, but I knew I could do it.
I think everyone's been taking the mick out of us that we get on well as team-mates and as a team, but it's what works for us," said Button.
He insists he does not mind people taking the mick.
The other lads find it hilarious and keep taking the mick, but Gary is adamant: dump the pump.
The coaches were taking the Mick out of me over the weekend and singing "London Calling" when they saw me, which shows they don't take the rumours seriously
If they're genuinely sick, not taking the mick, then by all means please give them some money.
All the boys were taking the mick on the bus because I was pacing up and down.
They were keeping the ball and taking the mick out of us.
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