Meaning of “not to be outdone” in the English Dictionary

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"not to be outdone" in British English

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not to be outdone

not wanting someone else to do something better than you:

Pat was wearing an outrageous purple dress, so, not to be outdone, I put on my new gold suit.

(Definition of “not to be outdone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)