pep-talk

pep talk

noun
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:
1920–25

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

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pep talk definition


  1. n.
    an informal speech of encouragement. : The coach gave the team a good pep talk, but they lost anyway.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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