Saturday 20 January 2007

Phrase of the Day! 5: 'take the piss'

"to take the piss out of someone"

definition: to make fun of someone, to mock

(delat si z nekoho legraci/srandu)

example: A: You look really daft (stupid/silly) in that hat!
B: Stop taking the piss out of me!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

In a slight twist, in American, especially African-American slang, to take the piss out of someone can suggest something more edgy; it suggests beating someone down or somehow defeating them; similar to 'knocked the wind out of his sails;' but it is not necessarily done through humor, but through both verbal aggression or physical abuse.