Posted by R. Berg on February 12, 2004
In Reply to: Hats/Hat's off posted by Bob on February 11, 2004
: : Which is correct? "Hats off" (without the apostrophe)wins the Google fight, but isn't using "Hat's off" as a shortened version of "My hat is off to you", acceptable?
: But you could also make the case for a shortened "everybody take your hats off for ..." Could be plural.
"Hats off to . . ." is conventional. It implies a gathering, with multiple heads.