the gift of gab

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.
See also: gab, gift, of

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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The powerful voice, the arresting presence, the shared legacy and the gift of gab appear to have the edge when it comes to ascending the ladder of hierarchies.
She thinks she's found this opportunity in Desmond Malloy, a handsome and self-assured streetcar conductor from the Auld Sod with the gift of gab.
Nor did I have a charming personality or the gift of gab.
Rapper and MC the Gift of Gab is primed to move the Cozmic stage tonight.
Even those of us blessed with the gift of gab sometimes find ourselves backed into an awkward conversation, stuck in the middle of one of those sweat-inducing pregnant pauses or full-out tongue-tied.
A proposed ancestor of Neandertals and Homo sapiens that lived around 500,000 years ago in a mountainous part of what's now Spain may have had the gift of gab.
19) You have the gift of gab, the golden touch and that certain je ne sais quois, Aqueerius.
He had an affable, outgoing personality and possessed, like many of his Irish relatives, the gift of gab.
1 Awkward situation: The person seated next to you on a trip has the gift of gab, and you don't particularly want to talk.
Winfrey's international following (just give her a few years), but the two do have at least two things in common: the gift of gab and the prophetic ability to know what people want before they know it themselves.
It's being co-run by the owner's partner - a personal trainer who has the gift of gab but little style knowledge.
She discovers it's being co-run by the owner's partner Max, who has the gift of gab but little style knowledge.
SANTA BARBARA -- Sam Cassell is well-versed in the gift of gab.
To help avoid the pitfalls of consortia life, members use the gift of gab.