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.
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I rode a bit for Mick Easterby and I've watched a few replays Luke Harvey: taking the mike of Pivotman, who looks fairly straightforward.
Kevin Kilbane can't see Steve Bruce taking the mike if The Tigers stay up.
TAKING THE MIKE 3 Jenson Button admits he won't win the title but he would love to keep Sebastian Vettel waiting for at least another week before celebrating the crown BULL IN A CHINA SHOP 3 Sebastian Vettel admits his mind might have wandered to title glory when he slithered into a gravel trap in Suzuka yesterday
Tonight he is taking the mike at the Apollo, Hammersmith, where he will be joined by enthusiastic, Iranian-born comic Shappi Khorsandi and selfconfessed posh boy, Londoner Jack Whitehall who will both be providing plenty of laughs.
MICK McCarthy will be taking the mike at the World Cup this summer - but is not convinced it's the place to buy.
Now, however, our most decorated athlete has joined Crammie and Big Bren in the BBC commentary box - and by taking the mike he has also taken away our last chunk of glory.
The girls jumped up and down on the giant beds in the Singstar area and, after flicking through the song options and taking the mike, bottled it at the last minute and refused to sing.
Barrie Draper's dog followed up his victory in the Champion Professional/Pilot Puppy Trophy over the Gorton Cup course and distance by taking the Mike Alan Trafalgar Cup at Oxford before suffering a bumpy passage at Wimbledon last week.