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Meaning of "take the piss" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES TAKE THE PISS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Taking the piss

Taking the piss is a British term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be unreasonable. It is often used to mean taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, ridicule, or scoff. It is also not to be confused with "taking a piss", which refers to the act of urinating. Taking the Mickey or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone. These terms are most widely used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TAKE THE PISS

take the count
take the fall
take the field
take the fifth
take the floor
take the gilt off the gingerbread
take the king´s shilling
take the law into one´s own hands
take the liberty
take the lid off
take the mickey
take the place of
take the plunge
take the queen´s shilling
take the rap
take the road
take the veil
take the wind out of someone´s sails
take the words out of someone´s mouth
take the wraps off

WORDS THAT END LIKE TAKE THE PISS

Aldiss
amiss
bliss
deep kiss
dismiss
diss
edelweiss
French kiss
gnat´s piss
hiss
hit and miss
hit-and-miss
hit or miss
kiss
miss
on the piss
piece of piss
piss
Riss
Swiss

Synonyms and antonyms of take the piss in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «take the piss» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TAKE THE PISS

Find out the translation of take the piss to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of take the piss from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «take the piss» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

以小便
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tomar la orina
570 millions of speakers

English

take the piss
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पेशाब ले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اتخاذ شخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

взять мочу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mijar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রস্রাব নিন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

prendre la pisse
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ambil kencing itu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

nehmen die Pisse
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小便をする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소변을
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Njupuk piss
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đi đái
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிஸ் எடுத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पेशी घ्या
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Işemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

prendere per il culo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

brać siki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

взяти сечу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

te grabi
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

να λάβει το κάτουρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neem die pis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ta piss
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ta piss
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of take the piss

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE THE PISS»

The term «take the piss» is regularly used and occupies the 64.380 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TAKE THE PISS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «take the piss» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «take the piss» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about take the piss

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TAKE THE PISS»

Discover the use of take the piss in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to take the piss and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions: Second Edition
(6) Take the piss is a less polite version of take themickey. See couldn' torganizeapiss-up in a brewery, no pot to piss in, piece of piss, piss in the wind, pissed asa newtand piss or getoff the pot.*** Pissed as a newt To be very drunk. The origins ...
Ian Stuart-Hamilton, 2006
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The Golden Eagle and The Fiddle of Doom 3: Schooldolas Grave
... trying to take the piss out of you my friend. We are sorry to have to give you a drink like that however we have no other chose in that matter.'Thousand Boil'I will have somejob trying to give my men unicorn piss to drink.'Hercules' I don't know ...
Fergal Joe, 2013
3
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
need of special laws to float by' (Piper, 1974). take the piss out of. To pull someone's leg: low: C.20. —2. More commonly, to jeer at, deride: id. Ex the idea of deflation, as a bladder, of conceit (Franklyn, Rhyming.)Variant5: take a piss out of, q.v. ...
Eric Partridge, 2006
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How to Think and Intervene Like an REBT Therapist
Now my `A' was the guy taking the piss out of me by cutting me up and my `B' was the guy must not take the piss out of me. [REBTer: I want to see if this is an example of LFT anger or ego-defensive anger, so let me ask Frank.] REBTer: And  ...
Professor of Psychotherapuetic Studies Windy Dryden, Windy Dryden, 2009
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Race and Ethnicity: Culture, Identity and Representation
[laughs] MARK: One thing with me is one girl from Hong Kong she was speaking to me and she's speaking English with a Chinese accent[,] and fair enough it's not her first language[,] I don't take the piss [. . .] WIN: [. . .] yeah we don't take the ...
Stephen Spencer, 2006
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Untitled
"idiom take the piss (out of) sb or sth uk offensive to make a joke about someone or make them look silly "verb [I] 1 to pass urine: That dog keeps pissing on our fence. 2 piss yourself to urinate over yourself and the clothes you are wearing ...
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Lessons from the Land of Pork Scratchings: A Miserable Yank ...
This might make sense if you were seeing a specialist and needed to 'take the piss' to get it analysed. I know now, of course, that 'taking the piss' means to make fun of someone, knock him down to size, or, as we Yanks say, 'joshing'.
Greg Gutfeld, 2009
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Kiss My Arse: The Story of the Pogues
“He took the piss out of himself,” explains MacGowan, adding that, “At the time, he was the kind of guy you'd just take the piss out of. We all used to take the piss out of each other and everything else. He came on tour with us. This is after we'd  ...
Carol Clerk, 2009
9
Affective Intensities in Extreme Music Scenes: Cases from ...
Take the piss a bit, you know? Take the piss out of our own band; take the piss out of everyone's (Wise, Dunn, & McFayden) that's there. Just have fun....You're talking to the crowd and people are giving you shit, you're giving them shit back ...
Rosemary Overell, 2014
10
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary
... There was piss all over the floor, o I need a piss. O He s having a piss. ▻ /d/'om take the piss (out of) sb or sth uk offensive to make a joke about someone or make them look silly ▻ verb [I] 1 to pass urine: That dog keeps pissing on our fence ...
‎2008

7 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TAKE THE PISS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term take the piss is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clarkson, May & Hammond ALL Take The Piss Out Of Potential New …
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have taken shots at potential new Top Gear Host and Radio 2 host Chris Evans. Evans claimed on UK TV ... «TripleM Sydney, Jun 15»
2
This video of Zuma taking the piss is why so many people love to …
On Wednesday, Zuma used his speech in parliament mostly to take the piss out of the opposition's obsession with the president's home. “Some people who ... «The Daily Vox, May 15»
3
United Nations Take the Piss Out of the Beatles with New Reissue
Original vinyl copies of shadowy hardcore supergroup United Nations' 2008 debut are hard to come by, but the band are about to make things easier via an ... «Exclaim!, May 15»
4
Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3
Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3. Friday, 24 April 2015 09:07 GMT By Sherif Saed. Share on: Facebook · Twitter · Reddit · Google+. Deus Ex ... «VG247, Apr 15»
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Pic: The Gardaí completely take the piss out of themselves with this …
An Garda Síochána get some slack for their perceived lack of personality because they rarely crack a smile and will only talk to you when you're in trouble. «JOE, Nov 14»
6
Watch Noel Gallagher Take The Piss Out Of Oasis Videos
Noel Gallagher is normally better known for slinging shit on other bands, but now Oasis fans and haters everywhere can come together and revel in the elder ... «Music Feeds, Jan 14»
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Russell Howard interview: 'Take the piss - then here's something …
So when we heard that he was taking new show Wonderbox on the road in 2014, we caught up with him for a chat about stand-up, TV, the death of Margaret ... «Digital Spy UK, Apr 13»

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