take the mick(e)y


take the mick(e)y
   to taunt or mimic
   Rhyming slang on Michael, Mike, or Micky Bliss, take the piss. Seldom tout court as micky:
    Look at Bill wobbling his belly — mickying her, he is (Cookson, 1967)

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  • take the mick — ● mick * * * take the mick british informal phrase to take the mickey Thesaurus: mocking and mockeryhyponym laughter and the sound of laughtersynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the mick — British & Australian, informal to make people laugh at someone, usually by copying what they do or say in a way that seems funny. They used to take the mick out of him because of the way he walked. I thought you were being serious I didn t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the mick — British informal to take the mickey …   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 mick/mickey/michael — vb British to mock, deride, poke fun at. These expressions are milder versions of take the piss. Unbeknownst to most users, they employ rhyming slang; Mickey is short for a mythical Mickey Bliss , pro viding the rhyme for piss. Michael is a… …   Contemporary slang

  • take the mickey — (UK) If you take the Mickey, you tease someone. ( Take the Mick is also used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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 — British & Australian, informal to make people laugh at someone, usually by copying what they do or say in a way that seems funny. They used to take the mick out of him because of the way he walked. I thought you were being serious I didn t… …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Mick Molloy Show — Format Variety Created by Mick Molloy Starring Mick Molloy Tony Martin Bob Franklin Judith Lucy Paul Hester Leigh Paatsch …   Wikipedia


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