Victoria Beckham has always cultivated a signature look. When she first shot to fame as Posh Spice, it was all about the mini-dress with lace-up heels or, as famously described in the seminal film Spice World"the little Gucci dress". She's since moved on, of course, and built a fashion empire of her own of impeccably tailored, simple silhouettes that has made her one of fashion's elite.
It is sometimes reported that the phrase originates as a variant of the slang phrase 'take the piss' and the the 'Mickey' refers to micturate. This seems rather fanciful and there's no evidence to support that view. It is now more generally accepted that the phrase came about as rhyming slang.
Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. If you are so serious that you can't take the piss out of yourself every once in a while, you're going to have a hard time enjoying most of life. It really hurt Steph's feelings to know that the group had been taking the piss out of her that whole time. Brian was a bit of a troublesome student and tended to take the piss whenever class began.
This is slightly vulgar, but I'm trying to explain to this guy from Peru what 'to take the piss' means. He's read it somewhere and can't really work out what it means. I'm having trouble trying to think of a castillian equivalent.
Use with caution. The British English speaker, on the other hand, is less likely to make the inverse mistake because the British are exposed to a lot more American TV and culture than the other way around. This confusion is a lot harder to make, but it can cause confusion.
Show quotations. Miller Tropic of Cancer That boss of mine, he bawls the piss out of me if I miss a semicolon. Himes Pinktoes By God, he was going to shock the supremacy piss out of their white-livered bladders.
Taking the piss is a Commonwealth term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is a shortening of the idiom taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mocktease, joke, ridicule, or scoff. Taking the Mickey Mickey Bliss, Cockney rhyming slangtaking the Mick or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone.