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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Tablet is joined by Backpacker, Car and Driver, The Hollywood Reporter, Modern Farmer, San Francisco, and Smithsonian, in the General Excellence, Special Interest category, and we tip our hats to these publications.
We're proud of our heritage and that the Bulldog has become so widely recognized--and we tip our hats to Alfred Masury for his contribution to our legacy.
If you're using a Kamweld welder, we tip our hats to you.
He's got an outstanding future and I tip our hats to our guys who believed they could win.
We tip our hats to our forefathers," said a weary Al in a transatlantic phone call the morning after returning from an appearance on the David Letterman Show in New York.
They played great golf, they made a lot of putts and I think to a person on this team we tip our hats to the way they played,' said Lehman.
We tip our hats to those honored on the day in May especially devoted to tappers (see "How Tap Got Its Day" on page 56).
We didn't tip our hats to God or the Governor of North Carolina.