hats off to (someone or something)

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hats off to (someone or something)

A phrase used to express congratulations to someone or something. (The removal of one's hat is typically a gesture of respect.) Hats off to you for getting the big promotion!
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hats off to someone or something

Fig. let us salute or honor someone or something. Hat's off to Perry for planning the dinner and finding such a good band.
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hats off to

Congratulations to, as in Hats off to Claire! She's set a new record for the mile. This expression alludes to taking off one's hat as a sign of respect. [Mid-1800s]
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It was hats off to one caring fashion student who raised PS520 for Brain Tumour Research with her Wear a Hat day.
IT WAS Hats off to one of English basketball's biggest names as Team Northumbria's recent resurgence was halted in Sheffield.
HATS off to one of this column's favourite celebs, Dolly Part on.