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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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.
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.
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.
I don't want to feel like I'm mooching off of him, but does this intimidate guys?