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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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Dubai: Indian Test star Cheteshwar Pujara was at hand to inspire G Force Cricket Academy's budding cricketers, who are on their third tour to Rajkot in India, with a pep talk.
So I treat myself to a little pep talk; in private, of course, lest they commit me to the funny farm.
Free trade can't provide energy freedom or a proud, competitive spirit; some industries like solar power would not develop without government interventions, including education funding, financing support and pep talks
I've already started my list of what I want to plant this year, and now I'll just count the days until my daily pep talks can begin.
Here are several guidelines for the pre-game pep talks:
Coaches should avoid giving pep talks while the athletes are dressing, listening to music, or adjusting their equipment.
Although the conventional "pep talk" is as defunct as its ancient practitioners, the principle lives on, except that it is now called the pre-game talk and its purpose is to clarify the game plan and prepare the athlete mentally for what lies ahead.
A Florida football coach staged a fake shooting of himself during a pep talk in the school cafeteria.
This goes beyond the customary pep talks. Team members should train together on raid practices, firearms, search procedures, and other drug-related issues.
My spies across the pond tell me: "Backstage nicole and Paula have been giving simon pep talks focusing on positive energy.
Exec producer Dominic Minghella has revealed his secret pep talks with the man behind the timelord.