Gift of the gab

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Gift of the gab : Phrases


The skills to talk a lot.


Anne was born with the
gift of the gab.


The primitive Celtic word for mouth was Gab, but the expression is more likely based on the Middle English Gabbe meaning
idle talk. Gab however remains in modern use as the basis of Goblet and the slang Gob for mouth. Gab, for mouth, was known in 1811.

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