- (idiomatic, transitive) To depend on financially.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To survive by consuming only a certain thing or things.
- 1985, “World Without Warning”, in Pressure Points, performed by Anne Clark:
- I live off nothing in this world / Except the thick grey air that chains itself / Swirls all around and engrains itself
- When I was a student, I lived off baked potatoes.