- having sufficient money for comfortable living; well-to-do.
- in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition: If you have your health, you are well-off.
Origin of well-off
First recorded in 1725–35
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1. prosperous, wealthy, affluent, comfortable.
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- in a comfortable or favourable position or state
- financially well provided for; moderately rich
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Word Origin and History for well off
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Idioms and Phrases with well off
In fortunate circumstances, especially wealthy or prosperous, as in They're quite well off now. This phrase may be a shortening of come well off, that is, “emerge in good circumstances.” [First half of 1600s]
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