Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

gift of the gab

gift of the gab
Meaning(s)
1) to speak confidently and persuasively in a way that draws people to listen
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    • he has the gift of the gab
  • Analysis
    This is an idiomatic phrase originating in Ireland sometimes shortened to "gift of gab". Someone with 'the gift of the gab' has the ability to talk, speak or tell stories in a way in which draws people in and encourages them to listen. A person with 'the gift of the gab' finds it easy to convince people to believe and trust them.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. He performed better in his sales than anyone in the company because he had the gift of the gab.
    2. Everyone naturally took a liking to her because she had the gift of gab.
    3. People thought he should become a lawyer because he always had the gift of the gab in school.
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