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    Raise To Sky

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    "Now he slunk around the environs as the revelers raised their cups to the sky and shouted toasts in an unfamiliar dialect."

    what does "raise something to the sky" mean? Is it a figure of speech?


    Context: books.google.com/books?id=krNCAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA107&lpg=PA107&dq=%22rai sed+their+cups+to+the+sky%22&source=bl&ots=7NC3Ic6 NVH&sig=_KNPf0C8V3AMXYOLKM8Er5eR89o&hl=en&sa=X&ei= 7m5UU_jzAcGmyASVh4DAAg&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q =%22raised%20their%20cups%20to%20the%20sky%22&f=fa lse

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    Re: Raise To Sky

    When one toasts someone or something, one raises one's glass. That is metaphorically "to the sky".

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    Re: Raise To Sky

    Clone of banned user.

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