take one's hat off to

Definition of take one's hat off to

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to seize or capture physically

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

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

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

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

  2. : a distinctive head covering worn as a symbol of office

  3. : 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

  2. : to make or supply hats

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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