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.
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tip your hat (or cap)

raise or touch your hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
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To Sir David Attenborough I tip my hat A knowledgeable man who knows where it's at He's warning us of apocalypse now, But states it can stop and he knows how Movers and shakers world leaders too, Prick up your ears his message is for you If you don't heed his warnings and put your heads in the sand The next generation inherit a desolate land.
'First, I'd like to tip my hat off to Arinze,' said Bolts coach Norman Black.
But I tip my hat to her for the way she handled that appearance the day after the story broke.
I tip my hat to people who have been exceptional role models."
I had the pleasure once to provide a USNO tour to a bright young woman with direct kinship to Maury, and I tip my hat to them as an American family worthy of recognition.
So with some reservations, I tip my hat to the Smiley-West duo."
I've been reading the ongoing discussion on population in your issues, and I tip my hat to you for staying strong despite some disappointed readers out there.
"You got to hit to win and I tip my hat to Chunis, he did a good job and they played well, what else can I say," St.
HAVING attended the Pink Floyd art evening at the Hockley gallery recently, I tip my hat to manager Neil Robinson and his staff on running this excellent venue.
I tip my hat to you for reading carefully and taking time to question what you read.
"I tip my hat to people like Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone.
I tip my hat to both McShane and Pike for coming through out of seven strong candidates for mayor.
I tip my hat and salute the sailors, soldiers, marines, coast guard, and air force in their heroic deeds in those island-hopping battles.
I, for one, tip my hat to William Webb Ellis and Rugby School, the hop farmers of Kent, the cider makers of Hereford and Somerset, and to the tea merchants of London.
Which is why I have to tip my hat to Ford's Mark Fields, who was recently reported to have told his company's designers to break the rules and devise bold designs, as opposed to oversized Passats and edgier Mazda6s.