a tip of the hat

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a tip of the hat

A small, respectful gesture of thanks, praise, or congratulations. Having my name mentioned in the announcements about my win at the state science championship was a nice tip of the hat by the school.
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And a tip of the hat to you, Vernon and Shirley, for your helpful advice.
Leach who founded NAKED Pizza in the US - renamed to N_K_D, he says, as a self-imposed tip of the hat to cultural sensitivity in the UAE - just a couple of years ago, is also an evolutionary anthropologist, an expert in ancient diets and nutrition.
''The solo shows will be a tip of the hat to the rock heritage.
"It's really wonderful to get the tip of the hat by the guys that do what you do," he said.
Comment: The Arbitrator also wrote that "counsel for each side was well prepared and are commended for their participation in the proceeding." And a tip of the hat to you too, Madame Arbitrator.
Dennis Adler deserves a special tip of the hat for this richly illustrated feast of a book.
While there is a healthy dose of Pavarotti and a tip of the hat to Andrea Bocelli, this set also features some younger tenors, including Rolando Villazon and Jonas Kaufmann.
The Cardiff Bag is not only a free stylish carrier for the city's shoppers - it is also a tip of the hat to the jewel in the city's shopping crown, its arcades.
In a tip of the hat to modernity, 'wives' do not have to be married to their carriers, or indeed, even be partners.
Jarring use of slo-mo and music during the climactic bout reps a low-key yet clever tip of the hat to the lasting impact of "Rocky."
3 Way spoofs pop culture and queer culture alike, as Bennett (the star of Dante's Cove) wears "Dante's Cove" written across the butt of her underwear, the webisodes' "Next Time" and "Previously on 3 Way" segments are wildly unrelated to any continuing serialization, and the site hosting the show, offers a bevy of tongue-in-cheek features in a tip of the hat to OurChart, including confessionals and behind-the-scenes extras.
A tip of the hat to a class act," Clooney said yesterday.
This week, a tip of the hat to two rock 'n' roll institutions seems to be in order.
And add a tip of the hat to Remote Area Medical - RAM for short - and its weekend emergency medical clinics.