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tip one's hat (or cap)

Definition of tip one's hat or cap in English:

Raise or touch one’s hat or cap as a way of greeting or acknowledging someone.
Example sentences
  • On our way back to the car, a couple of guys walked by, and one of them, wearing a cowboy hat, tipped his hat - yes he did!
  • Robert Mitchum's unforgettable performance as Powell is one forged from the purest vein of evil; even as he tips his hat and drawls a neighbourly greeting, malice wafts off the screen.
  • Kiley tips his hat to those loyal listeners, acknowledging that it's the audience, not the venue, that can make or break any performance.
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