well-off

[ wel-awf, -of ]
/ ˈwɛlˈɔf, -ˈɒf /

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for well off

well-off

adjective (well off when postpositive)

in a comfortable or favourable position or state
financially well provided for; moderately rich

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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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