mooch off (of) (someone or something)

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mooch off (of) (someone or something)

To ask for or obtain (something) through the charity of someone or something; to sponge off someone or something else. My brother has been mooching off me and my wife ever since he lost his job. You can't expect to get very far in life just by mooching off of the success of other people.
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Accusations that Latino "anchor baby" parents mooch off American taxpayers are also greatly exaggerated if not false.
Enjoy the fresh air, the sight of rushed commuters as you sit back and relax, or mooch off the park's complimentary wi-fi.
Their high rich lifestyle has them running out of money in a short time, so they constantly come up with ways to mooch off other people.
Don't let them get comfortable and mooch off of you.
Kevin Dillon is the cringe-inducing older brother and struggling actor Johnny Drama, a true lovable loser, while Jerry Ferrara's Turtle's main job is to locate new and exotic ways to mooch off Vince.
Swan comes across as an outrageously narcissistic egotist, entranced with his own looks, tending to mooch off friends and relatives, skipping out on rent and hotel bills, and seeming to exhibit a willful disregard for money.
24 /PRNewswire/ -- Princeton health care economist Uwe Reinhardt today said that "physicians and those who mooch off the physician revenue stream" will be the big winners under the Congressional Medicare reform proposal, at the expense of hospitals and patients.
He was always trying to mooch off people and get free drinks,'' Mario Vitale said.
They may have food with them, such as peanuts or french fries, that you will be able to mooch off.
People who live at home are "losers" who mooch off their parents * Boomerangers are less successful than adults living on their own * There are no benefits to living at home with parents.
For instance, in a yeast population, some cells produce the enzymes required to digest sugars, while other cells mooch off their enzyme-producing fellows.
Now go buy their record so they can get rich and we can mooch off them.
It means you can mooch off with that cute guy you 'kinda' know at work, without worrying about jealousy.
And since they're happy to mooch off humans, such adaptable critters are also likely to live where we do--in other words, to become pests.
Their high lifestyle has them running out of money in a short time, so they constantly come up with ways to mooch off other people.