To raise a toast to someone means to wish someone well or show gratitude, respect to someone. It often takes place at family gatherings like weddings and funerals.
Let’s raise a toast to the bride and groom.
I offer my condolences to John’s family on his passing. Let’s raise a toast to John. To John (everybody together).
After somebody says “Let’s raise a toast”, people usually stand up and clink(touch lightly) their glasses together.
What do you say when raising a toast?
We often “raise a toast” after a speech. The speech is usually in a situation where we are showing respect to someone and we finish the speech with “Let’s raise a toast to_____”
Raising a toast origin?
The idea of raising a toast has ancient origins and probably comes from either the Greeks or the Romans.
Make a toast or raise a toast?
You can use any of the following after a speech:
Raise a toast
Propose a toast
Make a toast