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well-off

[wel-awf, -of]
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adjective
  1. having sufficient money for comfortable living; well-to-do.
  2. 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

Synonyms

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1. prosperous, wealthy, affluent, comfortable.
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British Dictionary definitions for well off

well-off

adjective (well off when postpositive)
  1. in a comfortable or favourable position or state
  2. financially well provided for; moderately rich
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Word Origin and History for well off

well-off

adj.

1733, "comfortable," from well (adv.) + off. Meaning "prosperous, not poor" is recorded from 1849.

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Idioms and Phrases with well off

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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