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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LOYAL customers are invited to raise their glasses as shop workers celebrate reaching pounds 2.
Irish punk legends The Undertones and classic dance chart-toppers Soul II Soul are also set to raise their glasses to the drink's founder Arthur Guinness.
CHEERS: Fundraisers raise their glasses at the charity event at the White Swan, Kirkburton (PW250808Efunday)
She said: ``Before St David's Day 2003, I'd like pubs to raise their glasses and raise pounds 1,000 for St David's.
BEER lovers are trying to shake off the drink's "flat cap" image and encourage more women to raise their glasses.
RESIDENTS are being invited to raise their glasses for a wine tasting evening next week.
party time: Revellers raise their glasses at the ball for cancer research at Berties, Elland fundraising Event organisers (from left) Michelle Caulfield, Helen Spencer, Helen Brook, toastmaster Graham Ward and Marilyn Wojtowycz