Hold my Hat:
Always associated with the nice hat Trope. It is a preventive measure to stop the nice hat from being damaged while the action hero does his act of outrageous stupidity.
[[folder:Live Action TV]]
- In last episode of his first serial "Robot", The Fourth Doctor tosses his trade mark hat at the Brigadier, before being driven of standing up in a jeep to toss soapy water onto a 50 tall robot in an offensive use of Science.