tip (one's) hat

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tip (one's) hat

1. Literally, to raise or tilt the brim of one's hat as a salutation, greeting, or mark of respect. It would be nice to live in a time when folks would tip their hats to you when you entered a room. When her father tipped his hat to me, I knew that he had come to accept me as part of the family.
2. To give one credit or praise for something. I really have to tip my hat to everyone who volunteered and made this such a success.
See also: hat, tip

tip your hat (or cap)

raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
See also: hat, tip
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NLEX super rookie Kiefer Ravena was man enough to tip his hat to Magnolia, especially with its defensive adjustments in Game 2 on Monday.
Another neighbour said: "He was always a perfect gentleman well turned out in a shirt and tie and would always tip his hat to say hello to you.
Garabedian manages to tip his hat to Expressionism and Surrealism while avoiding the faux-heroic posturing, self-indulgence, and melodrama that too often mark neo-Expressionism and neo-Surrealism.
Legend has it that every time somebody passed his shop, Martin would tip his hat as a greeting.
According to Jacobi, it's ``absolutely characteristic'' of Branagh to tip his hat to fellow actors who've inspired him over the years.