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pep talk

noun
1.
a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.:
The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for pep talk
  • He is here this bright morning to give a pep talk, and the brains listen closely, for good reason.
  • He gives himself pep talk and describes himself as a tiger and ninja.
  • Give yourself a pep talk-Psych yourself up by telling yourself how awesome you are and that you can get through your craving.
  • First, a short pep talk about careers and experienced workers.
British Dictionary definitions for pep talk

pep talk

noun
1.
(informal) an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
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Slang definitions & phrases for pep talk

pep talk

noun phrase

A hortatory speech, usually given by a team coach or other leader: I always had to give myself a pep talk before I went out to sing


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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