mooch off (of) (someone or something)

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mooch off (of) (someone or something)

To ask for or obtain (something) through the charity of someone or something; to sponge off someone or something else. My brother has been mooching off me and my wife ever since he lost his job. You can't expect to get very far in life just by mooching off of the success of other people.
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v=WxOlR-ILJ0c) National Geographic  says little GalAaAaAeA pagos penguins stick clo to their parents after they have developed, both to hone their fishing skills before they become fully independent and to mooch off of them, just like many human young do.
Don't let them get comfortable and mooch off of you.
Fox), an attorney who hogs the bed and snores and allows her lazybones younger brother Matthew (Alimi Ballard) to live with and mooch off of them.