Definition of “better off” - English Dictionary

“better off” in English

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better offadjective

uk /ˈbet.ər ˌɒf/ us /ˈbet̬.ɚ ˌɑːf/
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 offnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈbet.ər ˌɒf/ us /ˈbet̬.ɚ ˌɑːf/

(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 satisfactory situation than you were before:

I know you’re unhappy that the relationship ended, but you’re better off without him.

Better off also means having more money and a better level of comfort in your life 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)