take the mickey | mick out of someone
This page is about the idiom take the mickey | mick out of someoneINFORMAL
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.
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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