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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She works full time and makes a decent salary, but still mooches off us.
Best pal Eric is his manager, older actor brother Johnny 'Drama' mooches off Vince while trying to get parts and other pal Turtle is the driver/dogsbody, but it's agent Ari (Jeremy Piven) who steals the show.