a pep talk

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.
See also: pep, talk

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.
See also: pep, talk
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TOMMY FLEETWOOD says he doesn't need a Pep talk to win The Open.
Neville brought in the rower Dame Katherine Grainger, the most-decorated British female Olympian of all time, to give the Lionesses a pep talk before the quarter-final victory.
Pakistan's practice session started with head coach Mickey Arthur giving a pep talk to the players in the middle of the ground.
LEROY Sane has revealed how it took a Pep talk to lift him again after his shock World Cup axeing.
Roy Carroll insists a pep talk by boxing hero Carl Frampton can help Northern Ireland send Finland to the canvas.
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.
In a visit to the city yesterday, the leader of the Conservative Party met with local politicians to give them a pep talk before next month's city-wide elections.
It was to be a pep talk in English, but immediately followed by a French translation.
GARETH SOUTHGATE has given Raheem Sterling a pep talk - and is backing the England star to shine at the World Cup.
Worthington said: "We've had a pep talk on discipline and it was a simple message - behave yourself on and off the pitch.