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Pedro14
Spain

vocabulary question
 
hi there,
 
Which adjective, expression or idiom would you use to describe someone who has the ability to persuade someone to buy whatever that person wants? Someone who can even sell a fridge to an eskimo.  The only one I can think about is to be a smooth talker, but don īt know whether that is the correct one. In Spanish we have one expression: tener labia.
 
Thanks in advance. 

24 Jan 2018      



melanie64
United Kingdom

Hi Pedro,
 
Here are a few suggestions:  to sweet talk/ gift of the gab/ as easy as taking sweets off a baby.
 
īDid you see that car salesman?  He īs really got the gift of the gab, he could sweet talk anybody into buying the most expensive car and make it look as easy as taking sweets off a baby ī.        New record -  got three idioms in one sentence :) 
 
 

24 Jan 2018     



mjpa
Spain

I would also say "to have the gift of the gab" Pedro.

25 Jan 2018     



MoodyMoody
United States

We actually do have an expression about selling ice to an Eskimo, or selling coal in Newcastle.

25 Jan 2018