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Idioms

the gift of the gab | the gift of gab

This page is about the idiom the gift of the gab | the gift of gab

Meaning

If you've got the gift of the gab, or the gift of gab, you have the natural ability to talk in a way that people find entertaining or persuasive.

For example

  • All good salespeople have the gift of the gab, so people trust them and believe whatever they say.

  • If you want to be a politician, you'll do much better if you were born with the gift of gab.

Note:
"The gift of the gab" is used more in British and Australian English, while "the gift of gab" is used more in American English.

Quick Quiz

Sally's got the gift of the gab, so she'd make a good

a. high school teacher

b. gardener

c. horse trainer

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Contributor: Matt Errey