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 PM took the mick out of the man she ruthlessly sacked by dressing up in hi-vis jacket and hard hat - a favourite get-up of his when he used to tour work sites pretending to care about ordinary folk in manufacturing jobs.
They took the mick out of him before but now they realise the show isn't the same without him.
Jackson took the mick out of each other on stage at the Oscars
In our last argument I went too far and took the mick out of her, just to annoy her.
Ironically, the posh English comic who took the Mick out of a player's thick neck went down a storm whereas over-confident Cymro Dan tried a similar tactic and bombed completely.
The secret of the show was that it took the mick out of everyone - be it the kinky Germans, the randy French or the stupid British.
He said: ``Anne took the mick out of my Welsh accent but at the end of the show she came over and gave me a big hug.
AN Australian woman - displaying an unusual absence of humour for her jolly people - is claiming race discrimination after British colleagues took the mick out of her.
Luckily, he found the funny side and just took the mick a bit.
In our last argument, I went too far and took the mick out of her, just to annoy her.
Both Clive and Frazer (Hines) took the mick out of me quite disgracefully.
I hated soccer because the kids playing it were the same ones who took the mick.
He took the mick out of himself and the crowd and told stories about the tunes trawled from his 20-year career.
WHEREAS Scary Movie took the mick out of the post modern slasher pictures which have saturated our screens over the last few years, Scary Movie 2 just takes the mick out of paying customers.