Your friend has just got a new job and you and your friend are raising your glasses of beer towards each other.

When do you say "make a toast to you" and "cheers to you!" in that situation?

Note: in the movie "Wonder woman 1984", the woman says "Well, cheers to us. Wishing us better luck, I guess."

  • the act is "making a toast", and it it is extremely common in the UK. Every Wedding you "Toast the Bride", Bride and Groom, Bridesmaids etc. The more the merrier unless the bar is on a tight budget ...weddingideasmag.com/… look under "S" Speeches
    – Brad
    Commented Mar 8, 2021 at 10:12

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As this NGram graph shows, both expressions are extremely rare.

In an informal situation, you would just say "Cheers!".

In formal situations, you would more likely propose a toast... that is, you would invite everybody present to raise their glass. This NGram graph shows that make a toast is gaining ground, but most of the actual instances are Mills & Boon (romantic novels aimed at women), where standards of writing are not high.


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