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I hope you're not 2-timing me

I know this is grammatically incorrect, but I would like to understand what this means. One of my friends commented this, and I don't know what it means no matter how hard I try.

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    It is text-speak for two-timing. Your friend wants to know if you are dating anyone else. Commented Mar 12, 2021 at 18:43
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    Although it literally means being romantically involved with more than one person, it could be used in a figurative joking sense to mean "spending time with another friend instead of me and lying about it." Commented Mar 12, 2021 at 21:17
  • You really don't know the meaning? That is rather a puzzling puzzle ...
    – AIQ
    Commented Mar 13, 2021 at 3:06
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    @CanadianYankee Or in a business sense, contracting a competitor of the business in question as well.
    – nick012000
    Commented Mar 13, 2021 at 3:46

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“hope your not 2 timing me”

Let's correct the grammar first.

I hope you're not two-timing me.

Definition of two-time transitive verb

1: to betray (a spouse or lover) by secret lovemaking with another https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two-time

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  • Yikes! I doubt the OP's friend was accusing someone of infidelity. I've only ever heard "two-timing" used to mean "double-cross" (i.e., "betray" without the sexual connotation), which is Webster's definition #2. It's probably better to include both definitions, and let the OP decided which is applicable.
    – DaoWen
    Commented Mar 13, 2021 at 18:53

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