a pep talk

a pep talk

a speech that you give to people in order to encourage them to work harder or win a competition I thought I'd give the lads a pep talk before the match.
See also: pep, talk
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And after moving to within two victories of the title, the Olympic champion revealed Fergie gave him a pep talk on handling the pressures of home expectations.
org; a hot-line with the option to choose the appropriate level; a special text service to get a celebrity call back and there is even an option for the most well-meaning family and friends to send a pep talk via Facebook to their loved ones.
Davis typically begins the school day with a pep talk to the entire student body through the public announcement system - for example, urging students ``to do the right thing'' and reminding them that ``readers are leaders.
It was to be a pep talk in English, but immediately followed by a French translation.
In the episode, Britney gives Sabrina, played by Melissa Joan Hart, a pep talk when her (Sabrina) 18th birthday finds her feeling estranged from family and friends.
Worthington said: "We've had a pep talk on discipline and it was a simple message - behave yourself on and off the pitch.