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