propose a toast

propose a toast

to make a toast before a celebratory drink. I'd like to propose a toast in honor of your birthday. At the wedding reception, the bride's father proposed a toast to the new couple.
See also: propose, toast
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At the end of the toast, stand; lift your glass by the stem and say, "I'd like to propose a toast.
The speaker standing, lifting his or her glass by the stem and saying, "I'd like to propose a toast.
Stand, lift your filled glass by the stem and say, "I'd like to propose a toast.