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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.
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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.
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pep talk

n. an informal speech of encouragement. The coach gave the team a good pep talk, but they lost anyway.
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Incidentally, Umar Akmal, during the pep talk, is said to have complained to Imran that he was not allowed to bat up the order.
During the pep talk, Imran had mentioned to the players that they need to absorb the pressure and play.
Your correct answer to the question in the July 26 column was chosen as this week's winner in the PEP Talk Trivia contest.
I'LL be honest and say it strikes me you may have over-reacted to the pep talk.
There's no rule that restricts the pep talk to the coach.
Incidentally, Umar Akmal during the pep talk complained to Imran that he is not being allowed to bat up the order.
Looking in the mirror, Lugo can recall all the pep talks he has given, wondering whether he was right -- and whether he's strong enough to live the words himself.
But amid all the pep talks and doubt-vanquishing, some decent dramatic plays get thrown.
Roxie stored it all away - all the pep talks and knowledge Roy handed out for free on those road trips they took together.