take the mickey out of


take the mickey out of
   If you take the mickey out of someone, you tease them or make fun of their behaviour, sometimes in an unkind way.
   

Jessica's dad is always taking the mickey out of her about the time she spends styling her hair.


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  • take the mickey out of — phrasal British to make fun of ; tease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • take the mickey out of — phrasal chiefly Britain : to make fun of : tease …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey out of someone — take the mickey (out of someone) Brit informal : to make fun of someone Did you mean what you said about me or were you just taking the mickey? [=kidding] We took the mickey out of her [=we teased her] about her new hairstyle. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey (out of somebody) — take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to make sb look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe sth that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind Syn: ↑tease, Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey (out of someone) — Vrb phrs. To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning take the piss . E.g. Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he s very sensitive and you re upsetting… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the mickey (out of someone) — Vrb phrs. To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning take the piss . E.g. Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he s very sensitive and you re upsetting… …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take the mickey out of someone — (Slang) mock someone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take the mickey — phrasal chiefly Britain : joke : kid * * * take the mickey british informal phrase to say something in order to try and make someone or something look silly, especially in a friendly way. Doing this is called mickey taking and someone who does it …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mick (out of somebody) — take the ˈmickey/ˈmick (out of sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to make sb look or feel silly by copying the way they talk, behave, etc. or by making them believe sth that is not true, often in a way that is not intended to be unkind Syn: ↑tease, Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mickey — British informal to say something in order to try and make someone or something look silly, especially in a friendly way. Doing this is called mickey taking and someone who does it is a mickey taker He takes the mickey out of everyone in the… …   English dictionary