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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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Maybe he'd be better off having time away from the game now, but I'm sure we'll see him back soon enough if he wants it.
"A typical woman could be around PS4000 better off over the course of her retirement by deferring for a year until she has stopped work, and a typical man could be PS3000 better off.
Among Leave voters, 8% still think Britain is better off economically in Europe while nearly a quarter of these voters (22%) think we should continue to be part of the Single Market.
Among leave voters, just 12pc think Britain would be better off economically in Europe, with more than seven out of 10 (71pc) believing leaving the EU will provide a boost to our economy.
Among Leave voters, six per cent think Britain is better off economically in Europe, while nearly a quarter of these voters (23 per cent) think we should continue to be part of the Single Market.
A new Brexit survey shows 59% of Chester Chronicle readers believe Britain will be better off economically inside Europe.
We also have limited tools designed to help persuade those individuals that they could be better off living and working here.
'Investors from Hong Kong invest in manufacturing sectors, employing workers with higher-than-minimum wage and decent working conditions, that's the view we share that, generally, the people are better off under the current administration,' he said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Qatar's emir proclaimed that his country is "better off" without the Persian Gulf states like Saudi Arabia and UAE that imposed a boycott against Doha this year.
While women expect to be PS150 a year better off than women who retired last year, men expect to be PS750 a year better off on average than men who retired in 2015.
Donald Trump has given his backing for Brexit, stating that the UK would be "better off without" the European Union.
By a three-point margin of 39% to 36%, voters think Britain's economy is better off for being in the EU.
adults say they are better off than eight years ago, sharply lower than the 73% who said the same in 2000.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is part-way through an investigation into the banking sector, has found that current account customers could be between PS70 and PS260 a year better off by moving to a deal that really suits their needs.