live off

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live off (third-person singular simple present lives off, present participle living off, simple past and past participle lived off)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To depend on financially.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To survive by consuming only a certain thing or things.
    When I was a student, I lived off baked potatoes.


  • (survive by consuming a certain thing): live on