well-off
adjective Date: 1722 1. being in good condition or favorable circumstances <
doesn't know when he's well-off
>
2. well provided ; having no lack — usually used with for 3. a. being in easy or affluent circumstances ; well-to-do b. suggesting prosperity <
the house had a sleek well-off look
>

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  • well-off — Ⅰ. well off UK US (also well off) /ˌwelˈɒf/ adjective ► rich: »My old customers were well off, middle aged people. »Grants are available for less well off families. ► used to describe a place where rich people live: »He grew up in a well off… …   Financial and business terms

  • well-off — adj comparative better off superlative best off 1.) having a lot of money, or enough money to have a good standard of living ≠ ↑badly off ▪ children from well off families ▪ Many pensioners are less well off (=have less money) than they used to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Well off — Well Well, adv. [Compar. and superl. wanting, the deficiency being supplied by better and best, from another root.] [OE. wel, AS. wel; akin to OS., OFries., & D. wel, G. wohl, OHG. wola, wela, Icel. & Dan. vel, Sw. v[ a]l, Goth. wa[ i]la;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-off — {adj. phr.} 1. Rich. * /They may not be millionaires, but they are sufficiently well off./ 2. In good condition; free of problems or difficulties./ * /He is pleased that his business is well off./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well-off — {adj. phr.} 1. Rich. * /They may not be millionaires, but they are sufficiently well off./ 2. In good condition; free of problems or difficulties./ * /He is pleased that his business is well off./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • well off — ˌwell ˈoff , well off adjective having more money than other people, or enough money to live comfortably: • There should be some safeguards to protect less well off people who live on fixed, low incomes. opposite badly off …   Financial and business terms

  • well-off — 1733, comfortable, from WELL (Cf. well) (adv.) + OFF (Cf. off). Meaning prosperous, not poor is recorded from 1849 …   Etymology dictionary

  • well-off — adjective INFORMAL rich, or having enough money to live well: They worked long hours and became very well off …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well-off — [adj] successful, wealthy affluent, comfortable, easy, flourishing, flush, fortunate, loaded, lucky, moneyed, prosperous, rich, snug, substantial, thriving, well, well to do; concept 334 Ant. destitute, failing, poor, unsuccessful …   New thesaurus

  • well-off — well′ off′ adj. 1) well to do; prosperous 2) in a satisfactory, favorable, or good position or condition • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • well-off — [wel′ôf′] adj. 1. in a favorable or fortunate condition or circumstance 2. prosperous; well to do …   English World dictionary

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