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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That suggestion of consumption, which-- along with hints of communication, connection, and invitation--runs through much of the work, turns up again in inversion, where a reclining youth tunes out and sucks water through a tube from a giant bottle; and in hysteria, a bow tie-clad, bearded fellow, seemingly of a more genteel place and time yet rendered somewhat Mansonesque by the insect insignia on his forehead, raises his glass to the viewer.
Every year there is a reunion partyfor the reporters and editors who worked on the New York Herald Tribune, and at every party I have attended, along toward the end of the evening, mellowed by drink, somebody raises his glass and proclaims, "By God, you could take the people in this room right now and still put out the best newspaper in the country.