better-off


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bet·ter-off

(bĕt′ər-ôf′, -ŏf′)
adj.
Being in a better or more prosperous condition: a visit to her better-off relatives.

bet′ter-off′



adj.
being in better circumstances.
[1860–65]
Translations

better-off

[ˌbɛtəʳˈɒf] adj to be better-off (gen) → stare meglio; (financially) → avere più soldi
References in classic literature ?
She wasn't, however, going to be better-off for it, as HE was - and so astonishingly much: nothing was now likely, he knew, ever to make her better-off than she found herself, in the afternoon of life, as the delicately frugal possessor and tenant of the small house in Irving Place to which she had subtly managed to cling through her almost unbroken New York career.
They will begin school at least 13 months behind pupils from our better-off neighbourhoods and the gap between them will only widen as the years pass.
NICK CLEGG has said he will cut the universal benefits ie winter fuel allowance, bus pass and television licence from the "millionaire" pensioners, the "rich, wealthy, better-off pensioners".
MORE shoppers than ever before plan to go bargain hunting at discount supermarkets, particularly young people and better-off families with children.
ll part of 4 IG ee to 4.5 GD e no even Denney-Finch added: "Even better-off shoppers are looking to discount stores as they feel the squeeze." Even re s "E aes "
Summary: Voters believe child benefit payments to better-off families should be scrapped, according to a poll conducted ahead of Tuesday's Budget.
Although fallout from troubled financial markets threatens heavy damage to the housing market in London and south east England, better-off buyers elsewhere could start to see real value in house prices and look to buy in 2009.
Then an almost apoplectic Mr Andrews claimed that it was 'a bung for the better-off, a bribe for the better-off and a backhander for the better-off' because students from richer families would also benefit from having to pay top-up fees.
That is why I will be making clear to MPs tomorrow the need for a fairer loans system for students and for better-off students to pay towards fees.
And that means the better-off could find themselves losing up to pounds 400 a year.