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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But you don't have to be born with the gift of gab to become an expert communicator.
He had the gift of gab and he had the ability, perhaps, to use a little shame on people so they would come forward and do better than what they'd been doing," said Daniel, a noted writer and historian.
According to legend, any person who kisses the Blarney Stone in the Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland, will be endowed with the gift of gab.
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.
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.
And she's got the gift of gab, her enthusiasm for good-for-the-Earth products punctuated by a memorable, infectious laugh.
I have the gift of gab and could talk the bark off of a tree.
Now, some faithful readers already know who Schwarz is: a long-time Little Rock resident with the gift of gab and a lot of experience dodging collection agents.