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I'm found to be on your mind frequently.
And you can tip me, respectfully.
If I fall, it's said to be instantly.
For different roles, you'll adopt me.
You'll often tend to wear me out.
Or eat me confidently.

What am I?

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A hat.

I'm found to be on your mind frequently.

You wear a hat on your head

And you can tip me, respectfully.

Tip your hat

If I fall, its said to be instantly.

The expression 'At the drop of a hat' (Thanks @C.Woods!)

For different roles, you'll adopt me.

Different hats are sometimes used to refer to different roles, such as a 'mod-hat' and a 'user-hat' on this site

You'll often tend to wear me out.

Often you wear a hat outside (Thanks, @JonathanAllen)

Or eat me confidently.

As in the phrase, "I'll eat my hat", said when you're confident about something (Thanks, @Areeb!)

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    $\begingroup$ For "if I fall, its said to be instantly" - the expression "at the drop of a hat" means instantaneously or immediately. $\endgroup$ – C. Woods Jul 25 '16 at 15:14
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    $\begingroup$ @C.Woods Thanks, I'll edit that in (with a citation) $\endgroup$ – Mithrandir Jul 25 '16 at 15:14
  • $\begingroup$ Also, "eat me confidently" - people will say "I'll eat my hat" when they are confident that something won't happen. E.g., "if he shows up on time I'll eat my hat." $\endgroup$ – C. Woods Jul 25 '16 at 15:16
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, this is it! Good stuff :) You guys are just too clever. $\endgroup$ – hypern Jul 25 '16 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ I think the "wear out" is that one will often wear a hat when they go outside, rather than being something that wears out (after all doesn't everything?) $\endgroup$ – Jonathan Allan Jul 25 '16 at 15:18

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