the gift of (the) gab




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - gift of gab

"the gift of (the) gab"

the ability to speak easily and well

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - gift of gab

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: This prospective client is really important and we really need to make the sale. Who are we going to assign to make the sales pitch?

Colleague 2: There is no question. Glenda has the gift of gab. With her command of the language and persuasive eloquence, she is the right person for the job. If she can't make the sale, no one can.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - gift of gab

A couple are talking ...

Husband: Why are the children so excited?

Wife: Your brother is coming to visit and the kids love their uncle's stories.

Husband: My brother has always had the gift of the gab. His way with words and his delivery have always kept people spellbound with his storytelling.

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the gift of (the) gab - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the gift of (the) gab.




the gift of (the) gab - Examples:

1)  He used his knack for remembering names along with his gift of gab to build relationships with both customers and local newspapers who helped to spread news of ...

2)  ... packs the gift of gab and the intelligence of a fine writer into a big-hearted story about the clumsy art ...

3)  Other lessons I learned along the way overcame my weakness with the gift of gab, and helped me immensely in client dealings were the ability to ask great open-ended questions.

4)  Some people are born with the gift of gab and can make almost anything sound professional but I will say those people are far ...

5)  ... it now stands firmly on its own two feet and has the gift of gab. There's nothing like the verbal gems that tumble from a toddler's lips.

6)  According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery).

7)  ... getting a greater share of credit than they deserve "because of his gift of gab or his personality".

8)  ... not use any of these means and just dupe you by using the gift of gab. So how does one find out the charlatans from the genuine readers?

9)  ... you're an introvert or an extrovert, feel like you have the gift of gab or just don't know how to make small talk, networking know-how is very ...

10)  A business speaker has that gift of gab (to talk at length about trivial matters) and uses it for a variety ...

11)  Her gift of the gab inspired longtime friend Martin Scorsese to trail her for the 2010 documentary Public Speaking.

12)  With a self-deprecating sense of humour and a 'gift of the gab' Myles was the perfect host. His voice was rich and clear, ...

13)  She's already got the gift of the gab when it comes to movie promotion by talking up her on-screen kiss with Kutcher and ...

14)  ... gangly peculiar thing that was me had at least been allotted the gift of the gab both in speech and writing; ... 

15)  He had the gift of the gab, and when he spoke he could inspire his fellow workers to great things.

16)  Get the gift of the gab and talk your way into top clubs, parties and openings like a true star.

17)  In the same way that the gift of the gab is important in sales roles, ...

18)  He always had the gift of the gab you know, made any wild idea sound like the obvious thing to do.

19)  He's naturally witty and genuinely engaging, with not only the gift of the gab but also a first-class degree in discretion.

20)  She also has the gift of the gab. Don't believe us? Just check out some of her laugh-out-loud tweets.