tip (one's) hat

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tip (one's) hat

1. Literally, to raise or tilt the brim of one's hat as a salutation, greeting, or mark of respect. It would be nice to live in a time when folks would tip their hats to you when you entered a room. When her father tipped his hat to me, I knew that he had come to accept me as part of the family.
2. To give one credit or praise for something. I really have to tip my hat to everyone who volunteered and made this such a success.
See also: hat, tip

tip your hat (or cap)

raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
See also: hat, tip
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NLEX super rookie Kiefer Ravena was man enough to tip his hat to Magnolia, especially with its defensive adjustments in Game 2 on Monday.
Another neighbour said: "He was always a perfect gentleman well turned out in a shirt and tie and would always tip his hat to say hello to you.
He seemed to know her but stopped only long enough to tip his hat to her and ride on.
It's a good idea to have 1st baseman tip his hat to C to verify reception of sign.
Garabedian manages to tip his hat to Expressionism and Surrealism while avoiding the faux-heroic posturing, self-indulgence, and melodrama that too often mark neo-Expressionism and neo-Surrealism.
Legend has it that every time somebody passed his shop, Martin would tip his hat as a greeting.