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1Expressing good wishes before drinking:‘‘Cheers,’ she said, raising her glass’
here's to you, good health, your health, here's health, skol, good luckView synonyms
- ‘But now we have and it should be read tongue in cheek and beer in hand - cheers!’
- ‘For the betterment of them we shall eat, cheers!’
2British Expressing good wishes on parting or ending a conversation:‘‘Cheers, Jack, see you later.’’
3British Expressing gratitude or acknowledgement for something:‘Billy tossed him the key. ‘Cheers, pal.’’
- ‘The lads certainly appreciated your support - cheers!’
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