gift of gab
Date: 1839 the ability to talk glibly and persuasively

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  • gift\ of\ gab — • gift of gab • gift of the gab n. phr. informal Skill in talking; ability to make interesting talk that makes people believe you. Many men get elected because of their gift of gab. Mr. Taylor s gift of gab helped him get a good job …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Gift of Gab — may refer to:*Gift of Gab (film), a black and white film released in 1934 by Universal Pictures *Gift of Gab (rapper), American musician, member of Blackalicious *Irish legend of the Blarney Stone …   Wikipedia

  • Gift of gab — Gab Gab, n. [OE. gabbe gabble, mocking, fr. Icel. gabb mocking, mockery, or OF. gab, gabe; perh. akin to E. gape, or gob. Cf. {Gab}, v. i., {Gibber}.] The mouth; hence, idle prate; chatter; unmeaning talk; loquaciousness. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gift of Gab — Gift of Gab: película de 1934. Gift of Gab: rapero, MC de San Francisco/Bay Area hip hop duo Blackalicious, y uno de los miembros Quannum Projects. Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título. Si llegaste… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gift of gab — gift′ of gab′ n. inf an aptitude for speaking glibly …   From formal English to slang

  • gift of gab — or gift of the gab : a talent for talking fluently * * * Informal. an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively. Also, gift of the gab. [1675 85] * * * gift of gab or gift of the gab, fluency of speech; glibness: »It may be that [th …   Useful english dictionary

  • gift of gab — or[gift of the gab] {n. phr.}, {informal} Skill in talking; ability to make interesting talk that makes people believe you. * /Many men get elected because of their gift of gab./ * /Mr. Taylor s gift of gab helped him get a good job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gift of gab — or[gift of the gab] {n. phr.}, {informal} Skill in talking; ability to make interesting talk that makes people believe you. * /Many men get elected because of their gift of gab./ * /Mr. Taylor s gift of gab helped him get a good job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gift of gab — n. the ability to speak well in public; the ability to persuade people verbally; the ability to speak well extemporaneously. □ Gary has the gift of gab, but it doesn’t get him anywhere. □ I wish I had the gift of gab. I’m just so shy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gift of gab — Informal. an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively. Also, gift of the gab. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • gift of gab — Synonyms and related words: articulateness, big mouth, candor, command of language, command of words, communicativeness, conversableness, effective style, effusion, effusiveness, eloquence, eloquent tongue, expression, expressiveness, facundity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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