| I haven't actually investigated this, but I would suspect
| that the toast/expression "cheers" is a dwindled form of
| old expressions like "be of good cheer" and "three cheers
| for Whomever", etc.
| - Douglas MacGowan
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Well, here's the story I've heard, for whatever it's worth. Back
in the "good ole days" of English aristocracy, when the dinner guests
wanted to leave the table, they'd call to the servants and say
"Chairs away", which evolved into "cheers".
Ach chan eil 'ios 'am...