Definition of drink (a toast) to in US English:

drink (a toast) to

phrase

  • Celebrate or wish for the good fortune of someone or something by raising one's glass and drinking a small amount.

    • ‘As a finale, he tips the water bucket on himself and downs a glass of tap water - drinking to the health of the city, the world and car-free Kensington.’
    • ‘The three sisters clinked glasses, laughed, and drank to their everlasting bond as the sun finally disappeared beneath the ocean line, giving way to the cool night stars.’
    • ‘He is said to have dipped a glass into her bath water and drank to the lady's wondrous charms.’
    • ‘Saunders ordered champagne from the waiter and they drank to the success of Operation Garden.’
    • ‘Let's drink to that and celebrate our challenging lives!’
    • ‘Illingworth lights a cigar, sighs and drinks to a good life.’
    • ‘As he celebrates this week, I will be drinking to him.’
    • ‘Tonight when your friends and I raise a toast at your celebration, you know what we'll be drinking to: your health, of course!’
    • ‘I'm off to get a glass of red and drink a toast to all my visitors - whoever and wherever you are.’
    • ‘Instead, Queen Gertrude seizes the chalice and drinks to her son's good fortune.’
    toast, propose a toast to, wish health to, wish luck to, wish success to, salute
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