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Hats/Hat's off

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.