gift of the gab


gift of the gab
Бойкость речи, умение говорить долго и убедительно, дар слова. Это выражение известно с XVIII в., когда слово gab означало разговор. Веком раньше это выражение выглядело как gift of the gob. Слово gob всё ещё используется, но в вульгарном жаргоне, означая «рот».

Shut your gob! — Заткнись!


English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

Смотреть что такое "gift of the gab" в других словарях:

  • gift\ of\ the\ gab — • gift of gab • gift of the gab n. phr. informal Skill in talking; ability to make interesting talk that makes people believe you. Many men get elected because of their gift of gab. Mr. Taylor s gift of gab helped him get a good job …   Словарь американских идиом

  • gift of the gab — If someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • gift of the gab — (gift of gab) See the gift of the gab …   English idioms

  • gift of the gab — see gift of gab * * * gift of gab or gift of the gab, fluency of speech; glibness: »It may be that [the author s] gift of gab has cut sharply into his literary output (Newsweek) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gift of the gab —    If someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    To say that somebody has the gift of the gab means that they are able to speak confidently and easily.     As a… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Gift of the gab —   If someone has the gift of the gab, they speak in a persuasive and interesting way …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • gift of the gab — be good at talking He has a real gift of the gab and is great at parties …   Idioms and examples

  • gift of the gab — Noun. The ability to talk incessantly, persuasively, to have the knack of conversation …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • gift of the gab — ability to speak well, eloquence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gift of the gab — is silver tongued and talks a lot …   Scottish slang

  • gift of the gab — (Colloq.) Fluency, volubility, glibness, readiness of speech, command of language, facility of expression …   New dictionary of synonyms