- Here's to is a phrase, often used in toasts, to wish success or to express joy.
An example of here's to is a phrase that a maid of honor says in her speech to the bride and groom.
here's to! definition by Webster's New World
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here's a toast to!I wish success (or joy, etc.) to!
here's to! - Phrases/Idioms
One salutes someone or something. For example, Here's to Bill on his retirement, or Here's to the new project. This phrase, nearly always used as a toast to someone or something, is a shortening of here's a health to and has been so used since the late 1500s. Shakespeare had it in Romeo and Juliet (5:3): “Here's to my Love.”