Hat idioms March 30 2015

Hat (hăt)  n.

A covering for the head, especially one with a shaped crown and brim.
A head covering of distinctive color and shape worn as a symbol of office.
The office symbolized by the wearing of such a head covering.
A role or office symbolized by or as if by the wearing of different hats: wears two hats-one as parent and one as corporate executive.
tr.v., hat·ted, hat·ting, hats.
To supply or cover with a hat.

at the drop of a hat -- At the slightest pretext or provocation.

hat in hand -- in a humble manner;

Take (one's) hat off to -- To respect, admire, or congratulate.

talk through (one's) hat -- To talk nonsense.  To bluff.

throw, or toss, (one's) hat into the ring -- To enter a political race as a candidate for office.

under (one's) hat -- As a secret or in confidence: Keep this information under your hat.