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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After loading my gear, I'll walk into the lodge and see him sitting at the head of the breakfast table, mooching off guests willing to give up a few morsels.
Whether it is a family cook-out by the pool, or an elegant wedding at dusk, these party crashers are mooching off of your food, pestering your guests, and always are the last to leave.
Amy Leigh Laverick replied: "Because by not looking for work you are just idly sitting mooching off the state.
He said: "What we've tried to do with the training is make it quick and played at a high tempo and the response from the together and socialise during meals to foster a team spirit, rather than players mooching off home at lunchtime.
I don't want to feel like I'm mooching off of him, but does this intimidate guys?
Unfortunately, their castle has turned into Grand Central Terminal thanks to one son and his family moving in and another son spending much of his time mooching off his parents.
But you would think he could put his hand in his pocket like the rest of us poor mortals and pay for his holiday instead of mooching off Sir Cliff in Barbados.
when I first started coming here many years ago on vacation, flying down on People's Express and sleeping on couches and mooching off relatives, I thought Siesta Key was Sarasota.
Maybe there's nothing wrong in Prince Charles taking a holiday and making Camilla happy - but shouldn't he be providing it for himself instead of mooching off Latsis?
Now comes word that even in retirement this cadaverous little officer is still mooching off his comrades.
She says they're hardly all unmotivated slackers mooching off their folks indefinitely.
And if they want, they can fashion their own sheets by mooching off the local butcher shop.
Stars have been ordered to eat together and socialise during meals to foster a team spirit, rather than players mooching off home at lunchtime.