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better off (somewhere)

 and better off (if one were somewhere else)
in a better position somewhere else. They would be better off in a cheaper apartment. We'd all be better off if we were in Florida. I know I'd be better off in a warmer climate.
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better off (somewhere)

 and better off (if one were somewhere else)
in a better position somewhere else. They would be better off in a cheaper apartment. We'd all be better off if we were in Florida. I know I'd be better off in a warmer climate.
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better off

in a more satisfactory condition or situation I think you'd be better off if you bought a new car and didn't try to repair your old one.
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better off

In a more favorable position or financial circumstances. For example, They were better off flying than driving there, or They were better off than most of their neighbors. This phrase is the comparative form of well off. [Mid-1800s]
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better off

In a better or more prosperous condition: would be better off taking the train instead of driving; felt better off after the rise in stock prices.
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