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better off

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.
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better off (somewhere)

 and better off (if one were somewhere else)
in a better position somewhere else. They would be better off in a cheaper apartment. We'd all be better off if we were in Florida. I know I'd be better off in a warmer climate.
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better off

In a more favorable position or financial circumstances. For example, They were better off flying than driving there, or They were better off than most of their neighbors. This phrase is the comparative form of well off. [Mid-1800s]
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better off

In a better or more prosperous condition: would be better off taking the train instead of driving; felt better off after the rise in stock prices.
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Chua said local business environment was also better off in this administration, noting the increasing number of projects registered with the investment promotion agencies in the country.
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More than half of Labour voters think Britain's economy is better off inside the EU with Tories almost evenly split.
Americans' split assessment of their financial position is similar to a Gallup finding earlier this month in which 44% said they are better off financially than a year ago, 35% said they are worse off, and 21% said they are about the same.
Overdraft users could save, on average, PS140 a year, while those who use their overdraft heavily would be around PS260 a year better off.
Under Universal Credit we are helping to create a higher wage, lower tax, and lower welfare society, with people moving into jobs faster, and able to increase their earnings safe in the knowledge that they are better off in work.
To start with I think as a nation we would be better off trying to plait fog rather than enter Eurovision.
Health Secretary, Alex Neil, highlighted figures that show from March 2015, nursing staff in Scotland could be up to 714 [pounds sterling] a year better off than nurses in the rest of the UK.
Lower inflation in the UK means that savers are GBP170 better off, despite poor saving rates, the Telegraph reported on Tuesday.
We are so much better off now that, thanks to the European arrest warrant, a British-born person can be arrested without knowing the crime they are accused of, and imprisoned in a foreign jail for years on end without trial or legal representation.
Over the past four years, the percentage of those who think they and their families are better off under the law has clearly declined, from 31 percent in April 2010 to 12 percent in January 2014.
The UK Government claims its welfare reforms will leave 200,000 households in Wales better off by PS163 per month on average.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Prime Minister of the UAE, a major financial backer of Egypt after the downfall of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, said the Egyptian army chief was better off staying in the military instead of running for president.
A selection of your comments left on our website, Twitter and Facebook pages FAMILIES can count themselves better off than their parents' generation, according to new statistics, as "middle wealth" households now enjoy over PS10,000 more disposable income every year than they did in 1977.
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