Tip his hat - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
tip your hat (or cap) raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
References in periodicals archive
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.
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.