gift of gab

noun Informal.
an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively.
Also, gift of the gab.


Origin:
1675–85

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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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
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.
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