raise a/(one's) glass (to someone)

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raise a/(one's) glass (to someone)

To wish someone happiness, success, good fortune, etc., by raising one's drink. I would like everyone to raise their glasses in honor of my father, who is retiring from this company that he helped build from the ground up. Now, please raise your glass to the newly married couple!
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raise one's glass to someone or something

to propose a drinking toast in salute to someone or something. Let us all raise our glasses to George Wilson! They raised their glasses to the successful campaign.
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raise your ˈglass (to somebody)

hold up your glass and wish somebody happiness, good luck, etc. before you drink: Now, would everybody please raise their glasses and drink a toast to the bride and groom.
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East of the Sun is my raised glass to these women: to their friendships, their naivety, to the men they loved, to the work they did, and for the price they paid in loving India.
As well as a variety of integrated appliances and a raised glass breakfast bar, it has an attractive vaulted ceiling and French doors giving access to the gardens, terrace and courtyard outside.
IBEX Construction will be upgrading the retail shops in the building's lobbies by increasing their visibility with large, raised glass store fronts, which will enable the building ownership to attract new, exciting retail entities to the building.
The Millennium Knightsbridge's interior has a raised glass ceiling and numerous designer features.
Certainly the contents of a press release from the party's licensing spokesman Nigel Howells the other day suggests the decision received a raised glass or two.
The worst though, was prying that rough diamond from the crawdad mud only to discover the most dreaded of mottoes: No deposit, "No refund" tattooed on the side, the raised glass letters like the welts of a discredited disease.