take the mickey

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From Cockney rhyming slang "to take the Mickey Bliss" (for take the piss)

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take the mickey (third-person singular simple present takes the mickey, present participle taking the mickey, simple past took the mickey, past participle taken the mickey)

  1. (intransitive, UK, slang) To ridicule or mock.
    Are you takin' the mickey? You'll get yer 'ead bashed in.

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