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the gift of (the) gab

The ability to speak to others in a self-assured, persuasive manner. Alexis really has the gift of gab, so she should be the one to address the potential investors.
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1. verb To talk or chat. Geez, she's been gabbing on the phone to her friend for an hour already.
2. noun Inane talk or gossip. Don't pay attention to what they're saying—it's all stupid gab.

have the gift of gab

 and have a gift for gab
Fig. to have a great facility with language; to be able to use language very effectively. (See also have a way with words.) My brother really has the gift of gab. He can convince anyone of anything. I don't talk a lot. I just don't have the gift for gab.
See also: gab, gift, have, of

gift of gab

Talent for verbal fluency, especially the ability to talk persuasively. For example, His gift of gab made him a wonderful salesman. [Late 1700s]
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the gift of the gab


the gift of gab

If someone has the gift of the gab, they are able to speak confidently, clearly, and in a persuasive way. He was entertaining company and certainly had the gift of the gab. Thompson has the gift of the gab and is a born communicator. He was a pleasant little man with spiked hair, a black pipe, and a great gift of gab. Note: This expression may be related to the Irish and Gaelic word `gab', which means mouth.
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the gift of the gab

the ability to speak with eloquence and fluency.
Gab , dating from the late 18th century, was an informal word for ‘conversation or chatter’. In Scotland it was associated with gab , an early 18th-century dialect variant of gob meaning ‘the mouth’.
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the gift of the ˈgab

(British English) (American English a gift of/for ˈgab) (informal, sometimes disapproving) the ability to speak easily and to persuade other people with your words: To be a successful sales executive you need the gift of the gab. Gab is possibly from the Irish word for mouth. The Irish have a reputation as good talkers.
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1. in. to chatter; to gossip. Can you stop gabbing just for a minute?
2. n. mindless chatter; gossip. Enough of this gab—on with the show!

gab room

n. a women’s restroom where women are said to chatter. She went to the gab room to powder her nose.
See also: gab, room

the gift of gab

n. the ability to speak well in public; the ability to persuade people verbally; the ability to speak well extemporaneously. I wish I had the gift of gab. I’m just so shy.
See also: gab, gift, of
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President Marzouki had started his tour in the Governorate of Gabes by a site visit by helicopter in the delegation of Hamma where he learnt about the damage caused in the agricultural area by the heavy rains that fell in the recent days.
Launch the study of the second phase of the agricultural development project in GabE s, by including the delegations of Matmata, New Matmata, Menzel Habib, Mareth, El- Hamma and ME[umlaut]touia in this project, to help promote agricultural production, reinforce the cattle-breeding sector, launch micro-projects, and improve living conditions for rural inhabitants,
Accelerate the rehabilitation of quays and the maintenance of the equipments of the GabE s fishing harbour, while advancing to 2010 the date of launching the harbour protection project.
Set up a business corporation to carry out the mission of creating, operating and developing the GabE s Industrial and Technological Park with a capital of twenty million dinars, with a contribution of the Groupe Chimique Tunisien, amounting to 80%, as well as the SociE[umlaut]tE[umlaut] de DE[umlaut]veloppement et d'Investissement du Sud.
Proceed to the restoration of the village of Toujane (Delegation of Mareth), the Berber village of Taoujout (Delegation of Ancient Matmata), the village of Zraoua (Delegation of New Matmata) and provide additional care to El Hamma's thermal water resources, the GabE s sea shore palm oases and endeavour to boost cultural tourism.
Set up a new ammoniac emission processing unit to process the DAP Ghannouche plant emissions and to fight against atmospheric sulfur pollution at the port of GabE s,
Construct a new emergency ward at the GabE s regional hospital, - Create a bone surgery ward at southern GabE s hospital,
Launch projects for the rehabilitation of the towns of El Manara (Mareth), El Izdihar (Ouedhref), western El Hamma and 2 Mars in Bouchemma (western GabE s) which together have about 26,000 inhabitants,
Le riche assortiment, qui va permettre aux clients du centre commercial de Gabes de faire l'ensemble de leurs courses sous le meme toit, englobe toute une panoplie de references et d'articles de nombreuses et differentes marques presentant un rapport qualite/prix imbattable.
Avec 30 boutiques, une zone de restauration et un parking de plusieurs centaines de places, Carrefour Gabes est l'espace oo les familles peuvent faire leurs courses aisement.
The GabE s-Ras Jedir part of the highway is financed by the Tunisian State, jointly with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), and the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded the GabE s-Medenine part.
Gabe Sanders is the 'techie' of the team as well as being very well versed in the statistics of the real estate market and as such is the primary listing agent of the team.
Both Gabe and Susan remain dedicated to serving the needs of all those who wish to take advantage of their exemplary services for real estate on Florida's treasure Coast and are well on their way to another excellent year of stellar results for 2011.
These parties include the police, the Army, the Customs Services, the Civil Defence, the Red Crescent of GabE s, the Tunisian Scouts and the Tunisian lighterage and Handling Company.