In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to doff one's hat to sb — quitarse el sombrero / descubrirse ante algn
- When Edward doffed his black top hat to the crowd, the spectators lining each side of the track erupted as if they were spectators at a pop concert.
- Every man in the room duly doffed his hat, including the other photographers, much to the approval of the Royal couple and to the dismay of the bare-headed cameramen who were too busy with their hats to attend to their lens-caps.
- There was also the whole etiquette of uncovering your head in the presence of your betters and men doffing their hats to ladies and so forth.
- ‘Good afternoon, sir, nice to see you again,’ the liveried porter smiles and doffs his hat.
- When's the last time 40 people doffed their hats to you?
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