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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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Man proposes, God disposes.

Prov. People may make plans, but they cannot control the outcome of their plans. Jill: Are you really going to be able to finish writing your novel by the end of the year? Bob: Man proposes, God disposes.
See also: dispose, god, man

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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propose something to someone

to suggest something to someone. I have an idea I would like to propose to you. Sam wanted to propose a new plan to Sarah.
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propose to someone

to suggest marriage to someone, usually a male to a female. Guess who proposed to me last night? Do you think that Sam will propose to Mary?
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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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The nomination committee proposes that the Board should consist of eight members, without deputies.
The nomination committee proposes the compensation to the Board should be the same as last year, SEK 1,800,000, to be allocated in as follows: SEK 600,000 to the Chairman, SEK 200,000 to members that are not employed by the company, and, in addition to this, a fee for members that participate in the company's audit committee and compensation committee of in total maximum SEK 100,000.
Item 19: The Election Committee proposes that the Chairman of the Board shall be given a mandate to contact the Company's four largest shareholders and ask them each to appoint one representative to make up the Election Committee, together with the Chairman of the Board, for the period until a new Election Committee has been appointed in accordance with a mandate from the next Annual General Meeting.
Item 20: The Election Committee proposes that the Meeting should adopt the revised version of The Instructions for Swedish Match AB's Election Committee.
TEI recommends that the IRS narrow its focus and propose rules limited to the legislatively identified problem of high-profit intangibles.
Notwithstanding the avowed purpose of the proposed regulations to reduce controversy, TEI iii greatly concerned that CPI will be employed broadly and routinely by revenue agents as an examination template to propose adjustments for intangible (and tangible) property transfers.
Nokia Board of Directors will propose to the Annual General Meeting on March 25, 2004, that a dividend of EUR 0.
Nokia Board of Directors will propose that the share capital be reduced through cancellation of Nokia shares held by the Company and the shares possibly repurchased until the Annual General Meeting.
Item 10: The Board of Directors proposes that it be authorized to
The Board of Directors further proposes that it be authorized to use repurchased shares as financing in conjunction with future acquisitions.
Item 10: The Board of Directors proposes that it be authorized to decide, prior to the next Annual General Meeting, to acquire a maximum of as many shares as may be acquired without the Company's holding at any time exceeding 10 per cent of all shares in the Company.
Item 11: The Board of Directors proposes that the Meeting resolve to allow the Company to issue up to 2,158,537 call options to a combined value of SEK 8,850,000, which corresponds to the value of options allocated in accordance with the Company's options programme for 2000.
Details: The budget proposes $685,000 for additional therapeutic and recreational activity staff, a pilot program for Barstow home residents with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and an on-site clinical laboratory to enhance Barstow home services.
The Board of Directors of Nokia will propose to the Annual General Meeting to be held on March 22, 2000 some amendments to the Articles of Association.
SPS proposes that its shareholders and customers would share the non- fuel operation and maintenance expense savings realized during the first five years of the merger.