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Meaning of “well off” in the English Dictionary

"well off" in British English

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well offadjective

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well offnoun [plural]

uk   us  
the well-off richpeople: It is a ​resort that ​clearlycaters for the well-off.
(Definition of well off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"well-off" in American English

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well-offadjective

 /ˈwelˈɔf/
wealthy
(Definition of well-off from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"well-off" in Business English

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well-offadjective

(also well off) uk   us   /ˌwelˈɒf/
rich: My old ​customers were well-off, middle-aged ​people. Grants are ​available for less well-off families.
used to describe a ​place where ​richpeoplelive: He ​grew up in a well-off ​district of Houston.

well-offnoun [plural]

(also well off) uk   us  
the well-off richpeople: Finance ​firms are ​concentrating on the well-off.
(Definition of well-off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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