drink to (someone or something)

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drink to (someone or something)

To drink in honor of someone or something; to toast someone or something. Let's drink to our health! Tonight, we drink to Captain Murphy.
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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

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 ?
Pumblechook, getting up again, "see afore me One - and likewise drink to One - without again expressing - May I - may I - ?
Those who consumed half a drink to one drink each day for at least four years were about 20 percent less likely to have an impairment in their thinking abilities and about 15 percent less likely to experience a decline in their mental powers over the two years they were studied, regardless of what type of alcohol they preferred, the researchers found.
For LaVerdiere, the Eucharist is our central sacrament where we celebrate being food and drink to one another.