Definition of 'pep talk'
Example sentences containing 'pep talk'
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I give myself a pep talk in the mirror. The Sun (2016)I give myself a pep talk in the mirror. The Sun (2016)They were not expected to give pep talks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is the implication that sportspeople cannot be bothered unless they are given a pep talk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He has been given a pep talk and totally accepts how he has to behave and exactly why. The Sun (2007)At the very least, give yourself a pep talk. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)He had Just given a pep talk on the street to his men as they prepared to enter the town. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It wasn't all just pep talks, though. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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Translations for 'pep talk'
British English: pep talk NOUN
A pep talk is a speech which is intended to encourage someone to make more effort or feel more confident.
The generals spent the day giving pep talks to the troops.
- American English: pep talk
- Brazilian Portuguese: conversa para levantar o espírito
- Chinese: 鼓舞士气的讲话
- European Spanish: charla de ánimo
- French: discours d'encouragement
- German: aufmunternde Worte
- Italian: discorso di incoraggiamento
- Japanese: 激励演説
- Korean: 격려 연설
- European Portuguese: conversa para levantar o espírito
- Spanish: charla de ánimo
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