Equally, a wilfully unproductive employee could be described as "taking the piss" for accepting a wage while knowingly failing to deliver on their obligation, or an employer could be accused of "taking the piss" for making unreasonable requests of their employees, e. Dale also insists on telling both Wilkes and Blackwood "you're here for a purpose," which is either really sweet and friendly of him or the first sign of an evil piss-taking Dale struggling to get out. Look up take the mickey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. I like the fact that there's a gentle piss-taking going on in the city, which doesn't allow anyone to get too big for their boots. James Kabala While the phrase is indeed rare in the U. But serendipitously, one finds some startling incidents, either long forgotten or barely known, of protest and piss-taking. We just do it in our heads.
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Straight is used there for emphasis, with a sense akin to absolutely or completely. Usage[ edit ] The term sometimes refers to a form of mockery in which the mocker exaggerates the other person's characteristics; pretending to take on his or her attitudes, etc. Artists that can never offend anyone can never delight anyone either. References in periodicals archive? She's so attractive that it's as if she is mockingly beautiful, too attractive to be true. He had his music cranked up again last night and parks in our parking space.