here's to somebody/something!
here's to (someone or something)
A phrase that precedes a toast. Here's to your continued good health! Here's to my beautiful sister Marie.
(someone or something), an expression used as a toast to someone or something to wish someone or something well. Here's to Jim and Mary! May they be very happy! Here's to your new job!
One salutes someone or something. For example, Here's to Bill on his retirement, or Here's to the new project. This phrase, nearly always used as a toast to someone or something, is a shortening of here's a health to and has been so used since the late 1500s. Shakespeare had it in Romeo and Juliet (5:3): "Here's to my Love."
here’s to somebody/something!used for wishing somebody/something health, success, happiness, etc., especially when lifting your glass and drinking a toast to somebody/something: Here’s to the happy couple! May they have a long and happy marriage! ♢ What a wonderful meal. Here’s to the cook! ♢ Here’s to success!
See also: somebody