Taking the pissUploader: JoJom 12 month ago Subscribe 7521
It is a shortening of the idiom taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning criticism of virginity mocktease, joke, ridicule, or scoff. This would be described as "taking the piss" out of that person, or "a piss-take". The phrase is in common usage throughout British society, employed by headline writers in broadsheet gazettes  and tabloids  as well as colloquially. Look up take the mickey in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. From Dont piss on me and try, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from " https: English-language idioms Satire English-language slang. Retrieved 16 March One theory is that during the age of the canals in Britain, urine would be brought up the canals to the wool mills in Northern England particularly to Yorkshireas urine was used in the process of fixing dye to wool.