be better off

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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 ˈoff

have 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
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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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But in the end the soccer veteran thinks he is better off without the Ireland job.
And while there will be many who are sad to see him go, Arwel is convinced he is better off out of Welsh rugby, having signed up with Pau.
Dear Groton: No woman is better off with a man who hits her.
Sefranek isn't sure that he is better off now than he was four years ago.