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for the love of Mike

A mild oath of shock, exasperation, annoyance, frustration, or anger, with "Mike" being a euphemistic substitution for "God." For the love of Mike, I didn't even see that car coming! Would you let me finish my story, for the love of Mike? Oh for the love of Mike, I just had the car fixed and now you've put a dent in it!
See also: love, mike, of

mike up

informal To fit a portable microphone to a person or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mike" and "up." I still need to mike up the guests before we begin the interview. I don't like it when musicals mike the actors up. It's just really distracting to see. It turns out the police had miked up the company's office to record evidence of their illegal dealings.
See also: mike, up

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, someone, take
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for the love of

1. For the sake of, in consideration of. For example, She signed up for all these volunteer jobs for the love of praise. [c. 1200]
2. for the love of Pete or Mike or God . An exclamation of surprise, exasperation, or some similar feeling, as in For the love of Pete, give me the money! James Joyce used this idiom in Ulysses (1922): "For the love of Mike listen to him." Pete and Mike are euphemisms for God. [Early 1900s] Also see for the sake of, def. 3.
See also: love, of
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for the love of Mike

used to accompany an exasperated request or to express dismay. British informal
Mike is perhaps used here as a generic name for an Irishman; compare with mickey in take the mickey out of (at mickey).
See also: love, mike, of
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For Pete’s sake!

and For pity’s sake! and For the love of Mike!
exclam. Good grief! For Pete’s sake! Is that you Charlie? For pity’s sake! Ask the man in out of the cold!

For the love of Mike!

See also: love, of
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

for the love of

For the sake of; in consideration for: did it all for the love of praise.
See also: love, of
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for the love of Mike/Pete/God

An expression of exasperation, surprise, or the like. Pete and Mike both are euphemisms for God, which is considered blasphemous by some. They date from the early 1900s. See also for heaven's/Pete's/pity's sake. James Joyce used one in Ulysses (1922), “For the love of Mike, listen to him.”
See also: god, love, mike, of, Pete
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Mike Clay's exhibition can be seen at Newcastle Arts Centre, 67-69 Westgate Road, until January 18 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm) www.newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk
Walking past the Jacaranda - a young Mike | |McCartney, left, with friends John Seddon, Mike Weinblatt, John Gorman, Philomena and an unknown man Picture: MIKE McCARTNEY
Mike also studied monetary policy and financial markets, first by modeling volatility in financial markets and then by identifying trends in foreign exchange rates.
While a freshman at Notre Dame, Mike's roommate introduced him to four-wall handball.
Mike had no worries about the work as he was a fully qualified engineer, the worries he had was whether he would be accepted into the workforce.
Mike said: "As I begin my new term of Presidency, I would like to say a big thank you to my colleague Peter Mathews.
Mike was one of the old school of barmen and the bar was a home-from-home in the mould of the Cheers sit com on the telly.
Not long after Mike married Jan Smith in 1989, he began working at Dixie Glass, primarily in over-the-counter sales and customer service.
Mike's risk-taking by impersonating politicians and celebrities such as Robin Day inspired the likes of Rory Bremner.
The actual shelter, originally built by Smith as art in 1983, is also a re-creation, comprising, since intended for party boy "Mike," a cinderblock and two-by-four design for a "Home Fallout Shelter snack bar--basement location," with liquor and refreshments included among the emergency rations.
Plus, enter the raffle to win prizes, including a Weber Summit E-470 gas grill, two Weber Original Kettle Grills, a year's worth of meat from Mike's, and more.
Mike was previously a postman and trade union representative and would speak with pride about his work when at the post office.
Both Taylor and May - who have had recent award-winning success with their film Bohemian Rhapsody about the rise of Queen - remembered Mike on Instagram,as reported by Cornwall Live.