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or me-too  (mē′to͞o′)
adj. Informal
Using principles, practices, or designs copied from and closely similar to those of a rival.

me′-too′er n.
me′-too′ism n.


the practice of imitating other people's work or ideas


(ˈmiˈtu ɪz əm)

1. the adopting of policies or practices similar or identical to those of a peer or competitor.
2. the making of a product, offering of a service, etc., that duplicates one that has become successful.
[1945–50, Amer.]
me′-too′er, n.
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We're immune to so much hype and me-tooism because we've all tried it ourselves and found it doesn't work, that fame online is earned over time, based on the work, which explains why everything that pops up on YouTube seems to die quickly and is never followed up.
The Republican Party, with its decades of me-tooism and broken promises, has little lingering appeal for many people committed to limited constitutional government and laissez-faire economics.
In your head, think of the number of companies that first came to market with clever and creative products only to fall into a dull rhythm of me-tooism as they focused on growth.
Some of it was driven by corporate edict, some by consultant recommendations, some by me-tooism and the bandwagon effect, and some was actually sincere.
And so, with very few exceptions, the Democrats have been reduced to reaction, me-tooism, and, it sometimes appears, sheer hope that the crisis will go away.
One of the dangers of partnering with third-party service providers is me-tooism, content sites in a given category all offering the same product lines and losing any differentiation in the market.
Such Republican me-tooism has helped Clinton win reelection and retain popularity, but it also contributed to Harold M.
In such key areas as fiscal policy and economic regulation, the results either smack of me-tooism, as is the case with President Clinton's budget policies, or end up promoting just enough symbolic and practical interference with capitalist markets to impair their efficiency without achieving greater equality, as is the case with many economic proposals advanced by left-oriented Congressional Democrats.
Outsourcing does seem unlikely, however, even in the face of me-tooism among profit-focused executives at many other companies, who blindly cling to the management fad-of-the-moment (even when common sense says, "don't near-term it; you'll be sorry").