live off sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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live off sb/sth

phrasal verb with live uk   us   /lɪv/ verb
to use someone or something to ​provide the ​money or ​food that you need to ​live: All his ​life he had ​lived off his ​father. They had ​learned to ​live off the ​land (= ​grow or ​findtheir own ​food).
(Definition of live off sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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live off sb/sth

( US live off of sb/sth)
phrasal verb with live uk   us   /lɪv/ verb
to get the ​money that you need to ​pay for ​food, a ​place in which to ​stay, ​clothing, etc. from someone or something: live off ​benefits/​income/​interestlive off earnings/a pension/savings She has been ​living off her ​savings since she ​lost her ​job in December. Many young ​unemployedpeople are still ​living off their ​parents.
(Definition of live off sb/sth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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