Definition of the gift of the gab in English:

the gift of the gab

phrase

Definition of the gift of the gab in English:

the gift of the gab

(North American gift of gab)

phrase

  • The ability to speak with eloquence and fluency.

    ‘my friend had the gift of the gab and gradually defused the situation’
    • ‘Your delightful gift of gab can get you in gossip trouble but, of course, you can talk your way out of it.’
    • ‘A lot of people only get honours because they have got the gift of the gab.’
    • ‘It was this natural gift of the gab, her bright and lively manner and her instinct for a good yarn that helped her win a rare career break into broadcasting as she approached 40.’
    • ‘Nicole has the gift of the gab and the ability to fire out a quick response without thinking too much about it.’
    • ‘Over 10 spirited contestants with a gift of the gab, including a girl student, were chosen for the finals of the mock press competition organised in connection with Noopuram 2003, the youth festival of Cusat.’
    • ‘I note some tut-tutting over the methods employed by frontline reporters armed with only the gift of the gab, trying to convince Brown to speak to them.’
    • ‘He's a cheeky chappy who we're expected to find charismatic simply because he has the gift of the gab, but he's all cockiness and no collateral.’
    • ‘Acting is not mere gift of the gab, but a skill that comes from a serious observation of life and all around.’
    • ‘The medallion imparts the gift of gab and is powered by solar energy.’
    • ‘‘An anchor should have gift of the gab, be fluent in a language, maintain eye contact with the viewer and make the caller feel easy,’ she says.’
    eloquence, fluency, clarity of speech, expressiveness, articulateness, articulacy, good command of the language
    persuasiveness
    a way with words, blarney
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