One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
State one's admiration for (someone who has achieved something)‘I take my hat off to anyone who makes it work’
praise, pay tribute to, sing the praises of, speak highly of, express admiration of, commend, acclaim, applaud, salute, honour, show appreciation of, appreciate, recognize, acknowledge, give recognition to, show gratitude to, be grateful for, pay homage to, extolView synonyms
- ‘But I take my hat off to Sundberg for getting the technology and the media attention.’
- ‘‘I take my hat off to all the participants,’ he said.’
- ‘Add to that the fact that he has recently had a heart attack and heart surgery and he's 59 and you certainly have to take your hat off to him.’
- ‘Supt Hitchborne added: ‘I take my hat off to the professionalism and commitment of the Army.’’
- ‘I took my hat off to him for trying something like that.’
- ‘We've been working towards something special for the last five months, so you've got to take your hat off to these young fellas.’
- ‘I take my hat off to all the people who do the job for an entire season.’
- ‘I think for modern pop, you've go to take your hat off to the Spice Girls, they've all had to work very hard and they've done a great job.’
- ‘There are a lot of excellent farm shops in the region so I take my hat off to them as well.’
- ‘Gatland added: ‘I think you've got to take your hat off to England, they came up with a fantastic performance.’’
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