tip your hat

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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FOR sheer dedication you have to tip your hat to Wolverhampton Wanderers' press officer John 'Foz' Hendley, who completed his 900th successive game for the club on Saturday.
TIP your hat to my fellow Mirror columnist Robbie Savage, emergency keeper for Derby against Reading on Wednesday.
I think sometimes you have to tip your hat to the other team," Holy Cross coach Bill Gibbons said after the loss.
So, when Church takes the field, tip your hat and remember Van Slyke in center field being sandwiched in-between Barry Bonds and Bobby Bonilla.
In some respects, all you could do last week was tip your hat to a first-rate opponent playing at the top of its game.
And in a world of hat tippers, it's very difficult to make friends when you cannot tip your hat back at a new acquaintance simply because you can't find your very small hat on your very large head
So when Tony sits down to talk hitting, you have to tip your hat to him.
If you don't tip your hat to him, you're going to be accused of being totally derivative.
Tip your hat to Seattle history when you visit this 45-acre park honoring Spanish-American War volunteers.
People might think our League is stronger but you have to look at Linfield's Setanta Cup record - finalists this year, semi-finalists last year, and winners in 2005 - and tip your hat to them.