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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.
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the gift of the gab

  (British, American & Australian) also the gift of gab (American)
an ability to speak easily and confidently and to persuade people to do what you want An Irishman, he had the gift of the gab. You might hate what he said but you had to listen.
See look a gift horse in the mouth
See also: gab, gift, 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]
See also: gab, gift, of


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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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.
On the celebration of the World Environment Day, the Caretaker President attended the event "I Want to Live 3" organised by the association "Nheb Na'ich" (I want to live) which calls for the elimination of pollution and ensuring a healthy life to residents in Gabes.
He also held a meeting in the Culture House in Metouia with civil society representatives on development issues in the Governorate of Gabes.
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.
Regardless of the device or platform that customers are using the new Gabe Sanders BlueWater Realty Team website at http:www.
Gabe Sanders, leader of the team, says "We wanted to make our customers online experience as rewarding and easy as possible.