take your hat off to somebody

take (one's) hat off to (someone or something)

To praise, salute, congratulate, or pay tribute to someone or something. We all take our hats off to Janet for her recent promotion. I take my hat off to that organization for providing help when no one else does.
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take your ˈhat off to somebody

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hats ˈoff to somebody

(both especially British English) (American English usually tip your ˈhat to somebody) (informal) used for expressing admiration for what somebody has done: I take my hat off to the doctors and nurses of the hospital. They were magnificent.Hats off to you. That’s the best fish soup I’ve ever tasted.
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