Re: Christina Hendricks: Babe of the week #38 (Sept. 2011)
...'taking the mickey' is an English phrase meaning the same as 'taking the piss'.
Which doesn't help most Americans because 'taking the piss' is ALSO an "English" phrase.
AMERICANS: "to take the mickey" and "to take the piss" both mean "to pull one's leg".
There ya go.
"Romanes eunt domus"