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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 ?
Dravid, however, said that he did not believe in pep talks and last minute instructions.
Give Yourself a Pep Talk" is a self-motivational read from Joan Marie Galat who offers 100 motivational pep talks aimed at trying to empower ourselves to face down our lives, and giving us the little kicker we need to get what we seek out of life.
Mr Harris said he gave himself pep talks and sang Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Row, Row, Row Your Boat to keep his spirits up.
He said he gave himself pep talks and sang 'Rudolf, the Red-Nosed Reindeer' and 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' to keep his spirits up.
My spies across the pond tell me: "Backstage nicole and Paula have been giving simon pep talks focusing on positive energy.
De Niro's Bill Sullivan, obviously modeled on the CIA's real architect, Wild Bill Donovan, parachutes in a few times to give Wilson needed pep talks about how vital the work he's doing is.
He gives pep talks that make the market tank by the end of the day.
Coaches should avoid giving pep talks while the athletes are dressing, listening to music, or adjusting their equipment.
Looking in the mirror, Lugo can recall all the pep talks he has given, wondering whether he was right -- and whether he's strong enough to live the words himself.
Exec producer Dominic Minghella has revealed his secret pep talks with the man behind the timelord.
But amid all the pep talks and doubt-vanquishing, some decent dramatic plays get thrown.