drink to

drink to someone or something

to toast someone or something; to take an alcoholic drink in honor of someone or something. I'll drink to that! Let us drink to our guest of honor, Wallace J. Wilson!
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drink to somebody

(spoken)
to wish good health or good luck to someone Let's drink to Jessica's new job.
Usage notes: usually said as a toast (a short statement celebrating something and followed by everyone present drinking some wine or other liquid)
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drink to

Salute a person or occasion with a toast, as in Let's drink to our continued success. [Early 1500s]
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References in classic literature ?
Come, charge your glasses, and let us drink to our excellent rector--three times three
We were merely joking; drink to his health," he added, filling Caderousse's glass, "and do not interfere with us.
I wish to drink to the health of Edmond and the lovely Mercedes.
And as we are prevented from going down there, we are forced to refuse food and drink to the travelers who come to the house; so that our hostelry is daily going to ruin.
The common drink of the Abyssins is beer and mead, which they drink to excess when they visit one another; nor can there be a greater offence against good manners than to let the guests go away sober: their liquor is always presented by a servant, who drinks first himself, and then gives the cup to the company, in the order of their quality.
Then the criminal orders meat and drink to be brought out, they eat and drink together, he asks a formal pardon, which is not granted at first; however, the husband forgives first one part of the debt, and then another, till at length the whole is remitted.
Santa now made a pretty speech in verse, congratulating Ozma on having a birthday, and asking every one present to drink to the health and happiness of their dearly beloved hostess.
The partnership initiated a number of efforts, including creating more late-night, alcohol-free events, outreach to local bars to reduce alcohol abuse, and starting a social norms marketing campaign to tell students that they don't have to drink to have a good time (see "Selling the Social Norm," page 32).
Simultaneously, a social norms print campaign was launched to spread the word about the new offerings on campus, and to change students' perceptions about needing to drink to have a good time.
Students may drink to let off steam, or drink to get drunk, or boast about how much they can drink without puking.
The name was changed to "Red Snapper"--thought to be more refined--until someone decided there was something fishy about it and renamed it "Morning Glory," because it was originally created as a drink to help face the morning after.
There's no reason for water in the drink to move into your cells.
Instead of grabbing a soft drink to satisfy a sweet tooth, women should savor milk's flavors," says Ann Marie Krautheim, MA, RD, a registered dietitian for the National Dairy Council.
Still, if I were a physician, I'd beware of suggesting a strong drink to build better memory and intellectually acuity.