Meaning of me-too in English:




  • 1informal Relating to the adoption or imitation of another person's views or policies, often for political advantage.

    • ‘he has been a me-too liberal on many of the issues that matter most’
    • ‘On the level of spending on public services, they have tried to be a me-too party.’
    • ‘For the present government, the "me-too" label can hardly apply.’
    • ‘His belated embrace of the me-too politics of health care may have been prompted by political expediency.’
    • ‘Together, these mobilizations set a different political tone to the meek, me-too rhetoric of the Democrats.’
    • ‘There is only one fix for the Democratic Party that would bring an end to the me-too voting of Democratic politicians.’
    • ‘This means that the Democrats are not forced into a me-too stance.’
    • ‘I felt that was most apparent; there was a me-too attitude that went category by category.’
    • ‘That it's struggling, is directly linked to the reluctance of the parliamentary wing to move from safety first, white-bread, middle of the road, me-too policies.’
    • ‘I just can't stand the "me-too" fans who just want to be associated with something successful for lack of originality, rather than believing in it with their heart.’
    • ‘But apart from a few xenophobes on the Tory benches and a handful of 'me-too' Labour MPs in the north of England, I never found it.’
    • ‘But he can't take a "me-too" position on the only issue as to which his rival currently seems vulnerable, now that the economy is taking off.’
    • ‘After he lost in November, the conventional wisdom was that he hadn't been "me-too" enough about Iraq.’
    • ‘The race has remained close, though, because voters cannot get excited about this me-too, copy-cat campaign.’
    • ‘As I have pointed out in previous articles, liberals and me-too conservatives will naturally attack any genuine equal-rate tax as unfair to the poor people.’
    • ‘Even the Tories seem unable to snap out of a me-too approach to the credit crunch, approving each new bank bailout as if dancing on a Labour marionette.’
    • ‘If it's not done now, this country will forever be defined as the me-too nation that follows on its bigger neighbour's coat-tails.’
    1. 1.1(of a product) designed to emulate or rival another which has already been successful.
      • ‘me-too drugs’
      • ‘Engage in research for life-threatening diseases with no cure rather than working on me-too devices.’
      • ‘Without acquisitions, however, they may struggle in new markets, given the shortcomings of its me-too approach.’
      • ‘The company has resisted offering a "me-too" product like a digital audio player.’
      • ‘A critical task for the drug companies is to obtain patents on me-too drugs or to extend patents on successful drugs.’
      • ‘The removal of me-too companies from the sector could create a more dynamic industry.’
      • ‘Poorly performing "me-too" funds will be closed down, combined with others, or sold off.’
      • ‘Instead of delivering a vehicle that meets unique customer demands, they appear to have delivered the ultimate me-too product.’
      • ‘The worst thing you could do is go out into the consumer market with a me-too product that has to compete on price.’
      • ‘Those me-too drugs are making you pay less for your pharmaceuticals, not more.’
      • ‘A good idea usually spawns more good ideas, and the inventors of the me-too ideas will also want patent protection.’
      • ‘We don't have as many me-too projects - everything is new and unique.’
      • ‘While there seem to be a lot of "me-too" products, there are still some really good ones to be considered.’
      • ‘By carefully designing and engineering "me-too" drugs, companies can avoid patent infringement, while obtaining their own proprietary drug.’
      • ‘The rising cost of using these me-too drugs at prices far exceeding those of time tested competitors deserves careful scrutiny.’
      • ‘And to avoid being just a me-too truck, the brand is offering nifty innovations, including sliding dividers for the truck bed and a built-in toolbox.’
      • ‘Then again, the other side of the sword is that the end result is publishers end up giving the Green light to me-too titles.’
      • ‘It does seem to me that the user interface field is speeding up again after a short period of me-too interfaces.’
      • ‘It is mothballing Web operations while it looks for a buyer of these four me-too titles.’
      • ‘Unless you're willing to take that kind of leap, he says, you're condemned to doing knockoff, me-too chairs.’
      • ‘If a company wants to bring out a me-too therapy, it will be required to show evidence of whatever factor differentiates it from the existing agents.’