propose a toast

propose a toast

To request that those present raise their glasses in honor of or tribute to someone or something. Before we all sit down to our meal, I just want to propose a toast to my mother. Mom, we all love you so much, and we hope your retirement marks the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in your life.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

propose a ˈtoast (to somebody)

ask people to wish somebody health, happiness and success by raising their glasses and drinking: I’d like to propose a toast to the bride and groom.In the past, the name of a lady who was being wished health and happiness was supposed to improve the flavour of the wine like the pieces of spiced toast that people put in their wine.
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