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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 that 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 new tax will not have a serious impact on the better off.
Translations of “better off”
in Russian богаче, лучше…
in Turkish daha zengin, daha iyi bir durumda…
in Polish lepiej sytuowany, w lepszej sytuacji…
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