gift of gab

or gift of the gab


noun Informal.

an aptitude for speaking fluently, glibly, or persuasively.

Nearby words

  1. giessen,
  2. gif,
  3. gifford's operation,
  4. gift,
  5. gift certificate,
  6. gift of tongues,
  7. gift tax,
  8. gift voucher,
  9. gift-wrap,
  10. gift-wrapped

Origin of gift of gab

First recorded in 1675–85

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Idioms and Phrases with gift of gab

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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