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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
It could happen at the drop of a hat. You should:

Hang on to your hat! You should:

When we say "Hats off for Mr. E", we are _____________________.

If you "wear many hats", you ________________________.

If you "keep it under your hat", you ___________________.

The general told the soldiers to be ready _____________________________, because the big battle (fight) could start at any moment.

The owner of the company ____________________. She was the accountant, the secretary, and the manager.

The criminal told her brother where she hid the money. Then she told him to __________________.

After a boxing match:
Winner: I _____________ for my opponent. He fought really well.
Loser: *crying*

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111 Comments on “Learn 5 easy HAT idioms in English”

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Hats off for our Dear teacher James!

Monday, October 20th 2014

    Me too! I take my hat off to James as well as Mr. E. or should I say “I tip my hat to both of them”?

    Well, I think either of these two expressions convey the same meaning.

    Please correct me if I’m wrong Mr. E.

    I’m open to suggestions guys!!!


    Saturday, October 25th 2014

    i got 10/10 ,keep it under your hat !

    Saturday, November 8th 2014

Well, this lesson was very helpful. So I just want to thank for what you did, To be honest with you this the first time I know something like that. I never expect that the word “Hat” could have all this meanings.

Monday, October 20th 2014

Thanks James;) I hat off in front of you…

Monday, October 20th 2014

I got 8 correct out of 9. Maybe I knew “hat” idioms for the first time. Interesting and helpful! Thank you, James and Mr. E :)
BTW I think mothers wear many hats: doing laundry, cleaning, cooking, family budget management, health care etc….

Monday, October 20th 2014

Hey! I got some money. Could you keep it under your hat?

Monday, October 20th 2014

I take my hat off for James, but I keep this under my hat.
Tnx a lot, it’s an interesting and funny lesson))

Monday, October 20th 2014

Hi, James! This lesson about idioms of hat was also fun. The hat you wore in this video first looks like Jamiroquai’s that worn in the music video “Vertual Insanity.” And the Unionjack knit cap looks like worn by John Frusciante, who is former Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, in the video clip “Under The Bridge.” In the hat appeared in this video you wore, I think hunting cap is the most suitable for you. It’s freakin’ cool!
I like hats. I often put them on when I go out. They are very easy because when I don’t have much time to set my hairstyle, it doesn’t take a lot of time. I frequently put a baseball cap on. Sometimes I put men’s floppy hat.

Monday, October 20th 2014

easy lesson, thank you so much!

Monday, October 20th 2014

funny lesson. Thank you James!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

9/9 If I was you James, I would use the “Jamiroquai hat” all the time. Gives you style…

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Hats off for my dear teacher James

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

I’ll eat my hat if James will ever answer to my comment!
For a much greater discussion on ‘hats off’ and ‘salutes’
see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salute

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

    Haha! Well, at least I can respond :P

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Very useful idioms, hats off goes to the teacher!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Dear Teachers,

Could you pls make a lesson for ‘HAVE’ for he ,she it?
I mean like she doesn’t have or she shouldn’ have done this.These kind of when we use have with singular subjects.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

And like this she doesn’t have to, these kind so we can learn easily how to use ‘have’ for singular subjects.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

ye~ I got 9/9~ Thanks James~! Let us know the different idioms about the hats and also tought the history of the hats.
I think because of it, we can understand what meaning each of the idioms is.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

You are fantastic!!! You have so many talents!!! This was an intersting and funny lesson.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Hats off for you teacher James,i really enjoyed.
very useful video.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Well done James. I’d like to take off my hat for you. I won’t keep this website under my hat. I’m happy to share it with my friends. thanks.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

I took of my hat for you

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

hello everyone. I take off my hat to James. I learnt a lot from this video lesson because I have never used those expressions on my speech. Thanks a lot have a nice day!!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Hats off for Mr. James. Wonderfull teacher!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

well, while you were teaching english, you wore many hats. you looked as if you are a showman and also a funny teacher. thanks for everything

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

My hat off for you James thanks for the great lesson you gave us

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Love u!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

    Yep! I’m quite sure everyone here does.

    Have a great wekeend Akinorev ! ! !

    Sunday, October 26th 2014

I got 5 correct out of 9

I got 5 correct out of 9.

Thanks Jame

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Thanks, James. This was very interested.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Hat’s off for James!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Nice and funny lesson. Which hat will wear mr E ?

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Hey james !
You’ re very positive person !
I learned several useful phrases.
But pls, talk a little slower !
Your speech nearly exceeds my ability to follow you.
Regard !

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

    Hi, Yurokan. I got same problem but english subtitles really help!

    Thursday, October 23rd 2014

9/9 Hats off for Mr.James.Thank you)

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Thanks Mr. James! hats off for you

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Very nice I get 100

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

I got 9 out of 9. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

I always have a great impression of you, Take my hat off for you!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

i got 9 out of 9
thanks very much

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Hi james, i really like your lesson, you are a great teacher.
i would like practice my english with sombody

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

    Hi Alice97 pleased to meet you. I need to practice my English too. My Skype id is shelter9991. I’m waiting for a contact if you agree. Bye for now.

    Thursday, October 23rd 2014

      Hi guys, i also want to practice, maybe we can have a skype call together and practice :). My skype username is: walteiro12

      Friday, October 24th 2014

i learn so much today and i got 10 out of 10 correct
thank you very much

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Hats off for you :) Thank you i really enjoyed

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

I enjoy watching James’ videos!! James, you are super!

And I think there is a typo in the second question…
It should be “Hold on to your hat!” instead “Hang on to your hat!” (meaning to be prepared for something exciting) Right?

Friday, October 24th 2014

I’d like to practice my english by skype. Leave ur skype username so that i can add u and we can practice :D

Friday, October 24th 2014

i’ll take the hat off for u dear James & for Mr E:)

Friday, October 24th 2014

Hats off , James

Sunday, October 26th 2014

Hat’s off for James

Monday, October 27th 2014

thanks, the lesson was very helpful, and as not native person I understood a lot!

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

This is a good lesson for me .Thank you James.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

thank you a lot James

Friday, October 31st 2014

Thank you so much , Mr.James

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

I take my hat off for you sir,,you are my favorite <3
I just want to tell you don't keep your talent in acting under your hat,,you're so talented and I know that you can wear many hats,,I say that to remind you to not forget teaching us after being a star :) ……love you

Monday, November 3rd 2014

i will take off my hat for you >>> thank you my friend.

Monday, November 3rd 2014

i dont know hat could be so interesting xD

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Thank you so much teacher.this is the first that I get the word about hat. Keep it your hat you’re cool teacher. Make me understand clearly. So fun

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Very impressive, very funny. I should hat’s off for James

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Hi James! Thank you for your lessons!
I’ve noticed you’re a pretty strong guy. Could you make a video on some exercise and gym vocabulary please? It would be very intersting and useful!

Thursday, November 6th 2014

James i’m going to tell you a big secret but you must keep it under your hat i got the full marks
i take off hat for you engvid
thanks a lot

Thursday, November 6th 2014

That is such a interesting lession with fancy words in terms of hats. James keep teaching please, hat off to you & engvid. Best wishes!

Friday, November 7th 2014


Saturday, November 8th 2014

Thank you mr james hats off for u

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Excellent as always James!!! hat off to you! show you my best respect

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

I got 7 out of 9, I don’t studied enough, but I should to be ready because at the drop of a hat, you go release a new lesson. You don’t keep it under your hat and visit engvid.com

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Thanks James .. we should be ready because the next lesson is at the drop of a hat . Hats off for all engvid teachers u r all great also I share this site with my friends i didn’t keep it under my hat :)

Friday, November 14th 2014

It’s very useful lesson, and it let me know more about state of the hats <3. Thank you James.

Friday, November 14th 2014

got 33% without watching the lesson.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

I take my hat off for you. Thank You.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thank you man. I always learn a lot from you !!

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

James to be honest i really loved this lesson because it was my first time to known about hat idioms and i got 8 correct out of 9

so happy. thanks

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

I really enjoyed .thank you so much James.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

I love the way you teach! ;)

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Yeah amazing, thanks man who wears many hats on each exercise also I got 9 correct out of 9 and I take my hat off for you, I couldn’t keep it under my hat aslo I shared your videos with people who learn english:)

Saturday, December 6th 2014

It’ s a very helpful lesson. Thanks a lot

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Thanks for your additional information in your lessons. Keep it up.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Funny lesson. I luv it:-P

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

yah i’ve got 9 out of 9

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

9/9 , hats off for you teacher :D

Friday, December 26th 2014


Sunday, January 4th 2015

Genial, simplemente estupendo, gracias James por hacer de tus clases un placer. Felicitaciones, haces un trabajo excelente.
Que estés muy bien

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

James, I wonder if when we need to make a decision we can still use “put on your thinking hat” or is it old fashioned?

I thank you in advance.Great lesson, by the way.

Friday, January 16th 2015

I answered the quiz at the drop of a hat, and I got 9 out of 9, but keep it under your hat.

Monday, January 26th 2015

You are so artistic person. It is very interesting and pleasant to watch your videos. And the lesson was very clear and useful. Thanks a lot! *taking off the hat*

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

My hat of for James! Very useful lesson.

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

It was very helpfull and fluent. Sir!

Thursday, February 5th 2015

I really like all your lessons. You are truly great teacher. Thank You James!

Friday, February 13th 2015

I take off my hat for you James.Thank you.

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Thanks James, It’s very useful to me.

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Look at me: this is a hat!

Friday, March 20th 2015

Thanks for interesting lessons Mr. James. Like them sooooooo much )))

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Hats off for James!

Sunday, May 24th 2015

So funny! I take off my hat for Mr. Adam :)
Now, I’m wearing many hats: student, vice squad, team leader of an event, son of my parents, sister of my two younger brothers kekeke

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Hats off for you Teacher :D <3

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

You are always such a fantastic superman and you’ve got superpower or super-talent to give a bell presentation to English learners who are learning English Especially in this lesson
Nice Nice Nice James!!!… .

Friday, September 11th 2015

Hello James! I took of my hat for you)). Your lessons are very useful and interesting! Than so you much. You are a great teacher. Hello from Kazakhstan!

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

lesson was very clear and useful

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Thanks James. You are the best!

Friday, May 6th 2016

thank u for your information.
the best teacher in the world :))))

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

omgg last one <3 love those accents

Thursday, July 14th 2016

the lesson is pretty good, i didn’t know there are so many idioms for hat.from this lesson , i learnt many hat idioms and learnt the culture of western country from other side.

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

I take my hat off for Engvid team! Great job!

Friday, December 9th 2016

I take my hat, you taught us well

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thank you James, i’m from the eastern part of Nigeria (west Africa) ever subscribing to your network your ways of transmitting knowledge has really been thesis to my grammatical structure. Especially the IDIOMS.Even though, I’m currently working in Kuwait I’d always love to stick to your site thus, i should Thank you for making me more sage.

Saturday, August 19th 2017

Hats off for your illustrative teaching, Mr James

Tuesday, January 30th 2018

You got 9 correct out of 9.


Thursday, May 31st 2018

Engvid Teachers I watch-

All the rest

Sunday, June 21st 2020

A trillion hats off James
A quadrillion worm hats off Mr.E

Sunday, June 21st 2020

Thank you James. Good lesson. I take my hat off for you.

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

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