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batten on sb

UK literary
phrasal verb with batten uk   /ˈbæt.ən/  us   /ˈbæt̬-/ verb [T]
to live well by using someone else's money: He's spent these last five years battening on a rich aunt of his.
Translations of “batten on sb”
in Chinese (Traditional) 靠(別人)的財物養活自己…
in Chinese (Simplified) 靠(别人)的财物养肥自己…
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