[ wel-awf, -of ]
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  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

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Other 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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