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Meaning of “better off” in the English Dictionary

"better off" in British English

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better offadjective

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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 ​parentsdied, 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 ​biggercompany.

better offnoun [plural]

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the better off people who have more ​money than most ​others: The new ​tax will not have a ​seriousimpact on the better off.
(Definition of better off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"better off" in American English

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better off

in a more ​satisfactorysituation than you were before: I ​know you’re ​unhappy that the ​relationshipended, but you’re better off without him. Better off also ​means having more ​money and a better ​level of ​comfort in ​yourlife than you had before, or than someone ​else has: People in this ​country are ​far better off than they were ten ​years ago.
(Definition of better off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “better off”
in Turkish daha zengin, daha iyi bir durumda…
in Russian богаче, лучше…
in Polish lepiej sytuowany, w lepszej sytuacji…
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