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Meaning of “better off” - Learner’s Dictionary

better off

adjective [never before noun]    
RICHER
richer: We're a lot better off now that Jane's started work again.Wealthiness and wealthy
BETTER SITUATION
in a better situation: Simon's such an idiot - you'd be better off without him.Advantage and disadvantage
you're better off doing sth
used to give advice: You're better off getting a taxi.Giving advice
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