well-heeled, to be

well-heeled

Wealthy. The foundation relies on big donations from well-heeled citizens.

well-heeled

 and well-fixed; well-off
Fig. wealthy; with sufficient money. My uncle can afford a new car. He's well-heeled. Everyone in his family is well-off.

well-heeled

verb

well-heeled, to be

To be prosperous. This late nineteenth-century Americanism presumably refers to a well-off person who is not down at the heels but is well shod. “To travel long out West, a man must be, in the local phrase, ‘well heeled,’” wrote W. Beadle (The Undeveloped West, 1873).