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here's to

This page is about the conversational phrase here's to.

Meaning: You can say this when raising a glass and wishing somebody success, health, happiness, etc.

For example:

  • Rory raised his glass at the wedding and said, "Here's to the happy couple."

  • "Everyone raise your glasses, please. Here's to Billy on his twenty-first birthday."

Note: Can also be used when asking people to raise their glasses to a place, a time, an idea, etc. such as "Here's to the good old days!"

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "Here's to you, Harry", they're

a. telling Harry a secret

b. giving Harry a present

c. wishing him all the best

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Contributor: Matt Errey