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.
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tip your hat (or cap)

raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
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But I tip my hat to her for the way she handled that appearance the day after the story broke.
I tip my hat to people who have been exceptional role models.
And irrespective of how they fare against Reading - where Parkinson (right) was a legend as a player - I can only tip my hat to Bradford.
Well I suppose us beggars can't be choosers and so I begrudgingly have to tip my hat to the Chancellor, pictured for getting rid of the beer accelerator or escalator or whatever it was officially called.
So with some reservations, I tip my hat to the Smiley-West duo.
I've been reading the ongoing discussion on population in your issues, and I tip my hat to you for staying strong despite some disappointed readers out there.
I've got to tip my hat to them," said Bob Bryan after the twins from Camarillo lost in 1 hour, 20 minutes, in a match that ended at midnight.
IT'S NOT often I tip my hat to RTE, but thank goodness they've shown a bit of sense and taste by signing up Andrea Roche for new reality show Failte Towers.
You got to hit to win and I tip my hat to Chunis, he did a good job and they played well, what else can I say," St.
HAVING attended the Pink Floyd art evening at the Hockley gallery recently, I tip my hat to manager Neil Robinson and his staff on running this excellent venue.
I tip my hat to you for reading carefully and taking time to question what you read.
I tip my hat to people like Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone.
I tip my hat to both McShane and Pike for coming through out of seven strong candidates for mayor.
I tip my hat and salute the sailors, soldiers, marines, coast guard, and air force in their heroic deeds in those island-hopping battles.
I, for one, tip my hat to William Webb Ellis and Rugby School, the hop farmers of Kent, the cider makers of Hereford and Somerset, and to the tea merchants of London.