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pep talk

noun [C] uk   us  
a short speech intended to encourage people to work harder or try to win a game or competition: The boss gave the staff a pep talk this morning in an attempt to boost sales.
Translations of “pep talk”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓舞士氣的談話,激勵性談話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓舞士气的讲话,激励性讲话…
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