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 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 ?
Looking lovingly at him they raised their glasses and drank his health.
The men raised their glasses, turned back to their groups, voices tuned down to a hum.
AROUND 250 farmers and growers raised their glasses to celebrate Oswestry NFU's centenary at a special dinner in the Park Hall Show Pavilion, Whittington.
MIDLAND business people raised their glasses to charity with a wine tasting session in the Lord Mayor's Parlour to coincide with a German festival in Birmingham.
REGULARS at a Bulkington pub raised their glasses to one of football's most controversial and colourful characters when Tommy Docherty popped into their local.
THE DRINKS ARE ON COLLY: Bookies raised their glasses to Stan on Sunday