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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v=WxOlR-ILJ0c) National Geographic  says little GalAaAaAeA pagos penguins stick clo to their parents after they have developed, both to hone their fishing skills before they become fully independent and to mooch off of them, just like many human young do.
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.
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.
Fox), an attorney who hogs the bed and snores and allows her lazybones younger brother Matthew (Alimi Ballard) to live with and mooch off of them.
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.
Bring a six-pack of beer and then mooch off everyone else's contributions: spinach and artichoke dip, guacamole, buffalo wings, nachos, pigs in a blanket, random things wrapped in bacon - maybe even brownies and pulled pork sliders.
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.
Suddenly broke, she must mooch off friends (who are surprisingly patient, considering how much they like to criticize their now-destitute pal), sell her junk and get a job.