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.
See also: mooch, off
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Grizzled Gigolo has been mooching off Scintillating Spouse for years.
Teens are working less and mooching off their parents more," grumbled the New York Post.
This man-child front man for a mediocre cover band has been mooching off of his fiancee Jackie for years until she finally decides she's had enough.
5 million Japanese aged between 35 and 54 were living with their parents in 2016, according to a researcher at the Statistical Research and Training Institute on a demographic phenomena that emerged two decades ago, when youthful singles made headlines for mooching off parents to lead carefree lives.
Glover plays the significantly named Earn Marks, a nearly homeless, failed rapper alternating between mooching off of his parents, crashing with his ex-girlfriend (with whom he has a young daughter), and eating cereal at his cousin's.
Goldie's come to Hollyoaks in the hope of mooching off the family she's scarcely had anything to do with.
After loading my gear, I'll walk into the lodge and see him sitting at the head of the breakfast table, mooching off guests willing to give up a few morsels.
Whether it is a family cook-out by the pool, or an elegant wedding at dusk, these party crashers are mooching off of your food, pestering your guests, and always are the last to leave.
Amy Leigh Laverick replied: "Because by not looking for work you are just idly sitting mooching off the state.
He said: "What we've tried to do with the training is make it quick and played at a high tempo and the response from the together and socialise during meals to foster a team spirit, rather than players mooching off home at lunchtime.
I don't want to feel like I'm mooching off of him, but does this intimidate guys?
Then the American people were embroiled in a spirited debate about whether the welfare system offered a necessary safety net for the indigent or whether recipients--90 percent of whom were single women with children and the majority, of whom were minorities--were a bunch of "welfare queens" who were happily mooching off the public coffers.
But you would think he could put his hand in his pocket like the rest of us poor mortals and pay for his holiday instead of mooching off Sir Cliff in Barbados.
when I first started coming here many years ago on vacation, flying down on People's Express and sleeping on couches and mooching off relatives, I thought Siesta Key was Sarasota.