gift of gab


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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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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

BRITISH or

the gift of gab

AMERICAN
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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Dyson has often spoken of Cockrel's influence on him, and in many respects he has captured that same volubility, that same gift of gab where the colloquy moves smoothly from high-octane verbosity to easily accessible street jargon.
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Instead of knocking on residents' doors promoting herself, Lim, 42, a former elementary school teacher, is using the gift of gab to better connect with the business community and hype the city to out-of-town investors as a gifted place to live and work.
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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.
I hate even saying this, but with his gift of gab and his athletic ability and fighting ability, it's almost like the Irish Muhammad Ali in a way," said Fertitta.
I'm just a regular person who has been blessed with the gift of gab," Miller told WWBT.
From his work with Lyrics Born in Latyrx to his project with Gift of Gab in The Mighty Underdogs, you won't hear braggadocio about blunts, bitches, or Bentleys.
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You might recognize the trim Food Network television host - who is blessed with the gift of gab - sharing ways to decalorize and defat food and lifestyles in two shows geared to the weight-conscious: ``Calorie Commando'' and ``Weighing In.
Although the playwright uses his gift of gab to put a lyrical gloss to the deathbed banter, the character relationships are so obvious and the conflicts so predictable that prospects fox" surprise or enlightenment are nil.