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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.
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pep talk

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


n.
a vigorous, emotional talk intended to inspire enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.
[1920–25]
pep′talk`, v.t., v.i.
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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
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Translations

pep talk

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

n (fam) → discorso d'incoraggiamento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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JUSTIN THOMAS quipped he got an unwanted pep talk before motoring to his BMW Championship win - from the locker room attendants.
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LEROY Sane has revealed how it took a Pep talk to lift him again after his shock World Cup axeing.
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Meanwhile, Miller insists he WON'T give Rangers rookies David Bates and Myles Beerman a pep talk before the Hampden showdown today.