take the mickey | mick out of someone Informal
Meaning: If you're taking the mickey out of someone, or taking the mick out of them, you're making fun of them or copying their behaviour for a laugh.
- When I moved to the U.S., I upset a few people by taking the mickey out of them. They didn't understand that it was just for fun, and I wasn't being mean to them.
- Taking the mick out of someone can help them to learn how not to take themselves too seriously.
Clyde is great at taking the mickey out of people. He can be