well off

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well off (comparative better off or more well off, superlative best off or most well off)

  1. Of a person, being in fortunate circumstances, especially having financial security.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Of all the queer collections of humans outside of a crazy asylum, it seemed to me this sanitarium was the cup winner. […] When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose.
    He is very well off as a result of his illegal money-making activities.
  2. Of any item, in a good position or circumstance.
    The house was well off for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.