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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We were looked after very well by those young people' we take our hats off to them and wish them all the very best in their chosen careers.
The viewing and voting public really helped us narrow the field, so hats off to them.
We've got to take our hats off to them,'' Campbell Hall coach Steve Kuechel said.