raise (one's) hat

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raise (one's) hat

To praise, salute, congratulate, or pay tribute to someone. I must raise my hat to you for your stunning victory, Mr. President. I really have to raise my hat to the company for coming being so supportive of me and my family during this troubling time.
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raise your hat to someone

admire or applaud someone.
The image here is of the gesture of briefly removing your hat as a mark of courtesy or respect to someone.
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Cab driver Ibrahim Sauli, 65, told Reuters he was no fan of Hassan's politics but added: "I raise my hat to this minister.
"If this is true, then the result is a calamity, and I salute the OFA for what they are doing, and will raise my hat to FIFA if they help us recover the points, and assume that they first made a big mistake," remarked Abdullah Al Kharussi.
I SOMETIMES feel a little dirty plugging events created to promote a brand, but I have to raise my hat to Bushmills, who've created a pretty cool annual event up at their distillery.
Yes, Britain has made great strides since then to clean up its act and I raise my hat to all those involved for what they've done: the fans, the players, the club stewards, the stadium architects, the regulators and the police.
I'm not sure if I want my fate in the hands of overpaid footballers but I raise my hat to the bravery of the client.
I raise my hat to Bilbao for not giving in," an ESPN report (http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story/_/id/1135681/bayern-munich-given-'green-light'-to-sign-athletic's-javi-martinez?cc=4716) quoted club chairman Uli Hoeness as saying.
It all takes total commitment to produce and I raise my hat to all those responsible for their Church Magazines.
"I raise my hat to the expatriate community, without whom this scheme wouldn't have been back on track again and that's something we are used to in Bahrain - the loving and caring nation.
Franz Voves, the Governor of his home province in central Austria, also expressed joy and praised the actor turned politician, "I raise my hat to Schwarzenegger.
I'd like to raise my hat to then Prime Minister Atef Ebeid, who naturally didn't like the verdict which he referred back to the State Security Court which came up with a better ruling: Aboul Fotouh wasn't given a deferred six-month jail term, but a five-year term to be effective immediately according to the mind-boggling emergency law we've been trying to cancel for years, with the government assuring us that it only applies to terrorists and drug dealers.
And after having disparaged our policy makers for lowering duties on high capacity engine vehicles while raising them for smaller ones, I raise my hat to the same crowd for exempting scooters from any such fees.
"But I do raise my hat to those people who teach, it's a hard job More recently he appeared in the Ricky Gervais comedy series as himself.
It was a classy gesture and I raise my hat to them and to Thommo."