pep talk

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɛp tɔːk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɛp ˌtɔk/, /ˈpɛp ˌtɑk/

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pep talk ‎(plural pep talks)

  1. (colloquial) A rallying speech made to instill enthusiasm and boost confidence
    It's your turn to give a pep talk to the dispirited miners.
    • 2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1]:
      Homer’s entrepreneurial spirit proves altogether overly infectious. Homer gives Barney a pep talk when he encounters him dressed up like a baby handing out fliers (Barney in humiliating costumes=always funny) and it isn’t long until Barney has purchased a truck of his own and set up shop as the Plow King.

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