pep talk


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pep talk

n. Informal
A speech of exhortation, as to a team or staff, meant to instill enthusiasm or bolster morale.

pep talk

n
informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
vb
to give a pep talk to

pep′ talk`


n.
a vigorous, emotional talk intended to inspire enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.
[1920–25]
pep′talk`, v.t., v.i.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pep talk - a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staffpep talk - a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staff
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
exhortation, incitement - the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
Translations

pep talk

n (inf)aufmunternde Worte pl; to give somebody a pep talkjdm ein paar aufmunternde Worte sagen

pep talk

n (fam) → discorso d'incoraggiamento
References in periodicals archive ?
Scotland's footy legend pitched up at Scotstoun to give Warriors a pep talk and hooker MacArthur will take his words of wisdom into battle with the Italians.
GARY MILLS has said he will not rein in Robbie Evans in today's cross-border derby, but the midfielder himself admits he has had a calming pep talk from another influential figure - his mum.
It was learnt that when Imran dropped in to meet the Pakistan players for a pep talk before the crucial game against India yesterday, Umar took the opportunity to ask him to tell the captain (Shahid Afridi) to send him to bat in the top order.
Imran Khan's pep talk before the India match has also been labelled as a waste with Afridi as captain and Waqar as coach.
Roy Carroll insists a pep talk by boxing hero Carl Frampton can help Northern Ireland send Finland to the canvas.
But had it not been for a pep talk from his old Everton youth team coach, Rooney could have been working on a building site this weekend, or training in a gym for a boxing match.
The previous PEP Talk column correctly stated that treating premature ejaculation (PE) could become a hitandmiss experiment in the absence of a scientifically proven and expertrecommended medication.
Sounds more like the kind of pep talk Bill might have given himself before going to meet that woman in the old days.
If anyone needs a pep talk and speech at the last minute, well then he is at the wrong place," he said.
He will give a presentation and pep talk about his experiences of self-employment and describe what he learnt about from Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady on how to go about starting your own business.
He will give a presentation and pep talk about his experiences of self-employment and describe what he learnt from Lord Sugar, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady on how to go about starting your own business.
CLINTON MORRISON has revealed how Roy Keane gave him an inspiring World Cup pep talk - an HOUR before he walked out on his country.