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extract the urine (third-person singular simple present extracts the urine, present participle extracting the urine, simple past and past participle extracted the urine)

  1. (idiomatic, humorous, euphemistic) to mock, make fun of something
    • 1997, Des Ryan, “Close brush with hairafter”, in The Messenger: Selected Columns from Messenger Newspapers, 1993-2003[1], Wakefield Press, published 2003, →ISBN, page 42:
      Now, Merilyn is neither bizarre nor eccentric in the ordinary sense but when she started talking about the ‘presence’ in her shop I thought she was extracting the urine.
    • 2018 August 19, "BigAl", “Re: fare thee well”, in, Usenet[2]:
      Actually Connie it refers to the way we extract the urine out of the apparent social differences between each country.
    • 2006, Tyne O'Connell, Dumping Princess[3], Bloomsbury USA, published 2007, →ISBN, page 34:
      This is what the English do; take the piss (or as we say at school, extract the urine).

Usage notesEdit

This is a humorously "polite" way of saying take the piss.