pep talk


noun

a vigorous, emotional talk, as to a person or group, intended to arouse enthusiasm, increase determination to succeed, etc.: The coach gave the team a pep talk before the game.

Origin of pep talk

First recorded in 1920–25
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pep talk

noun

informal an enthusiastic talk designed to increase confidence, production, cooperation, etc
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