Hats-off definition

(as imperative) To remove one's hat out of respect.
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(as imperative, with to) To acknowledge the contribution of; to congratulate.

Hats off to the Jamaican bobsled team for their able representation of their country in the Olympics against serious obstacles.

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Origin of hats-off

  • Ellipsis of a form of take one's hat off to

    From Wiktionary