It's now often used when people take liberties and don't care about the consequences, for instance someone living in a nice house and trashing it or ridings.
(British & Australian very informal) to make a joke about someone or to make someone look silly (often + out of) They always take the piss out of her because.
Taking the piss is a Commonwealth pejorative term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is a shortening of .
Define take the piss (phrase) and get synonyms. What is take the piss (phrase)? take the piss (phrase) meaning, pronunciation and more by Macmillan Dictionary.
piss-take definition: 1. an act of making someone or something look silly: 2. an act of copying someone else's behaviour. Learn more.