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pep talk

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpep talkˈpep talk noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 informalPERSUADECONFIDENT a short speech intended to encourage someone to work harder, win a game etc 🔊 Alam gave the Pakistani team a pep talk.
Examples from the Corpus
pep talk• In Harrogate I was to meet my editor for a pep talk.• Rubin himself appeared on stage for a pep talk, a short and stocky 40ish fellow in business blues.• Since I am not a person whose anxiety diminishes at the prospect of certain failure, I gave myself a pep talk.• A pep talk was all it took.• His pep talk had obviously worked the night before.• This is not just a smarmy pep talk but an unflinching discussion of real angst and a real adjustment process.• If ever there was a time for a spirited pep talk, this is it.gave ... pep talk• Since I am not a person whose anxiety diminishes at the prospect of certain failure, I gave myself a pep talk.
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