Take Off Your Hat to Someone

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Admiring or praising someone for significant achievement


  • This particular idiom is considered to be emerged during middle of 19th when men used to wear hats. Usually at that time when a man meets a woman on the street, he took his hat off as a way to show respect. You may not be hearing a hat now but you can say that “you’re taking your hat off” in order to show similar respect to someone for something remarkable.

I should take my hat off because you’re able to attain excellent results in your exams without preparing a lot.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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யாராவது உங்கள் தொப்பி எடுத்து

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