take hat off to

take one's hat off to someone

Fig. to salute or pay an honor to someone. Good work. I take my hat off to you. I take off my hat to you! What an excellent job!
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take your hat off to somebody

to express your admiration and respect what someone has done I think you have to take your hat off to him for all that he has accomplished.
Etymology: based on the custom of men removing their hats to show respect for someone
See also: hat, off, take

take (one's) hat off to

To respect, admire, or congratulate.
See also: hat, off, take