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English definition of “better off”

better off

adjective uk   us  
be better off to have more money than you had in the past or more money than most other people: Obviously we're better off now we're both working. When his parents died, he found himself $100,000 better off (= he had $100,000 more than before). to be in a better situation, if or after something happens: He'd be better off working for a bigger company.

better off

noun [plural] uk   us  
the better off people who have more money than most others: The tax on fuel will not have a serious impact on the better off.
(Definition of better off from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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