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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I had hoped Seal would put his man into the context of the glorious human history of tricksters--if only with an allusion to the guy who mooched off the rich claiming to be Sidney Poitier's son, the story captured in the classic play Six Degrees of Separation.
Kyle, in particular, was raging as he pulled a sweatshirt on and mooched off down the tunnel.
Glitter and sequins mooched off Christie's rails at Oxfam shop prices.