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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Raise your glasses up above with all your loved ones, as I will down here with mine.
No half measures from pub landlord Al RAISE your glasses as Al Murray - Pub Landlord pulls the pints in the Midlands.
When workers at the Julian Hodge Bank heard of St David's Foundation Hospice Care's Raise Your Glasses appeal, they decided to match every pound raised to a maximum of pounds 10,000.