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gift of gab

noun, Informal.
1.
an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively.
Also, gift of the gab.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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Examples for gift of gab
  • If you have the gift of gab, here's a perfect opportunity for you.
  • He will be remembered for his sense of humor, extensive antique collection, softball talents and his gift of gab.
  • Unfortunately, scientists have yet to master that particular gift of gab.
  • His father was a shoe salesman with the gift of gab and a tendency toward alcoholic binges.
Slang definitions & phrases for gift of gab

gift of gab

noun phrase

The ability to talk interestingly, colorfully, and/or persuasively (1650+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with 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 ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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