What Does TME Mean in a Text?

TME means "Too Much Effort." It is typically used to avoid undertaking an undesirable activity by suggesting:
  • The potential reward does not warrant the effort.
  • The activity is too strenuous, complicated, or awkward.
  • The person is not in the mood to participate (e.g., is currently relaxing).

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When I write TME, I mean this:

meaning of TME

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Summary of Key Points

"Too Much Effort" is the most common definition for TME on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Too Much Effort
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of TME in Sentences

Here are examples of TME being used in conversations:
  • Tony: I love seeing Kate but her boyfriend is TME.
  • Jordan: I know. He's so dry.
  • Tony: How was your climbing lesson?
  • Jordan: Interesting but TME for me!

An Academic Look at TME

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Em Ee"), TME is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "it's too much like hard work" or "I can't be bothered" instead of TME.

Example of TME Used in a Text

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