- 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.
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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