be better off(redirected from be better off than somebody)
be better off
1. To be in a preferable position or situation. Oh, honey, you're better off without him. As a computer programmer, you're better off moving to a city that's home to a lot of tech companies.
2. To be in a more favorable financial situation (than someone else). With that big raise, you're now better off than most of your neighbors.
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be better ˈoffhave more money: Families will be better off under the new law. ♢ Under the new tax regulations I will be a few dollars a month better off. OPPOSITE: be worse off
be better off (doing something)used to say that somebody is/would be happier or more satisfied if they were in a particular position or did a particular thing: She’s better off without him. ♢ You’d be better off staying at home with that cold.
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