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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References in classic literature ?
His countenance relaxed, and he raised his glass to his mouth with an air of greater enjoyment of its contents than he had before evinced.
He sat down and tucked his serviette into his waistcoat, raised his glass, and suddenly set it down again.
Kennedy again raised his glass, and a few minutes later he exclaimed:
Solomon Daisy raised his glass to his lips; put it down upon the floor with such a trembling hand that the spoon tinkled in it like a little bell; and continued thus:
Hamel raised his glass and bowed to his host and hostess.
The drinks were brought, and he raised his glass to his guest.
He ate a few mouthfuls, raised his glass to his lips, and of course it was still empty.
Trudolyubov raised his glass, as did everyone else but me.
Caderousse raised his glass to his mouth with unsteady hand, and swallowed the contents at a gulp.