American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A speech of exhortation, as to a team or staff, meant to instill enthusiasm or bolster morale.
- n. a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staff
“The cigars were Havanas, and their aroma made Mal wish he hadn’t quit smoking; Herman Gerstein’s pep talk and Dudley Smith’s accompaniment — smiles, nods, little chuckles — made him wish that he was back at the LAPD Academy interviewing recruits for the role of idealistic young leftist.”
“The head of the SFF, as it turned out, had not come to chastise Sexton, but rather to give him a pep talk and tell him the battle was not yet over.”
“Tristan stood in the upstairs bathroom mirror, giving himself a pep talk as he finished putting on his aftershave—Unforgivable—a favorite scent of Deeva’s.”
“Eric has given me a pep talk this morning, reminding me that no matter what Emma Wasserstein does, she cannot put words in my mouth.”
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