take your hat off to somebody

take your ˈhat off to somebody

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hats ˈoff to somebody

(both especially British English) (American English usually tip your ˈhat to somebody) (informal) used for expressing admiration for what somebody has done: I take my hat off to the doctors and nurses of the hospital. They were magnificent.Hats off to you. That’s the best fish soup I’ve ever tasted.
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