take one's hat off to

Definition of take one's hat off to

informal

  1. :  to give (someone) praise or credit I (have to) take my hat off to her. She did a great job.

Word by Word Definitions

takeplay
  1. :  to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

    :  to seize or capture physically

    :  to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. :  a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

    :  a distinct treatment or variation

    :  an act or the action of taking: such as

  1. :  a covering for the head usually having a shaped crown and brim

    :  a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

    :  an office, position, or role assumed by or as if by the wearing of a special hat

  1. :  to furnish or provide with a hat

    :  to make or supply hats

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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