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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
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However, these issues are often getting resolved through efforts like pep talks. And I have keenly observed many such pep talks among the parties in the areas like Tirunelveli.
The players were also given pep talks by former Test player Sunil Joshi, who is now coaching the Oman team, and pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who has represented India in Tests.
To launch the relationship, Banc of California employees and SDSU Athletics staff hosted a Tickets for Kids event at the Fowler Athletics Center on the SDSU campus which engaged more than 100 children from SDSU partner programs with financial literacy classes, pep talks and sports workstations with SDSU coaches.
Dravid, however, said that he did not believe in pep talks and last minute instructions.
Pep talks are emotional speeches, sometimes silly, often vigorous and eloquent, that help build enthusiasm.
"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.
Matt's been taking his role as leader very seriously, giving Luke Campbell and Gareth Thomas lots of pep talks.
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.