Definition of Michael in English:

Michael

Pronunciation /ˈmīk(ə)l/ /ˈmaɪk(ə)l/

noun

Phrases

    take the Michael
    British informal
    • Tease or ridicule someone.

      • ‘we occasionally take the Michael out of each other’
      • ‘are you extracting the Michael?’

Origin

1950s a humorously formal variant of take the mickey (see mickey).