pep talk(redirected from a pep-talk)
A speech given to encourage others. The team was looking lethargic, but the coach gave them a pep talk at half time, and they came out with a lot of energy. I gave Michelle a pep talk because I knew she was nervous about starting her new job.
a ˈpep talk(informal) a talk by somebody to give people confidence or encouragement: Just before the exams, our teacher gave us all a pep talk.
n. an informal speech of encouragement. The coach gave the team a good pep talk, but they lost anyway.