be well off

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be well off

1. To be wealthy. Because my grandparents are well off, they very graciously agreed to pay for my education.
2. To be in a favorable state or situation. If you have a job, you're well off in my book—I've been unemployed for the last six months.
See also: off, well

be ˌwell ˈoff


1 be rich enough to have a high standard of living: Her parents are both doctors so they’re quite well off. OPPOSITE: be hard up
2 be in a fortunate situation: Some people don’t know when they’re well off. If they realized how millions of people in this world live, they wouldn’t complain so much. OPPOSITE: be badly off
See also: off, well