take the mickey out of
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take the mickey (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).") If you are so serious-minded that you can't take the mickey 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 mickey out of her that whole time.
take the mickey out ofChiefly British
To tease or mock (someone).