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    well-off or better off?

    Do you use well-off more or better-off more for being rich? I feel I've heard better-off so much more than well-off, but in some readings well-off can be found.

    ex)After entering Toyota, he got well-off(better-off).

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    Re: well-off or better off?

    I would use "well off." But not like this.

    Well off is something you are or are not. It is not something you "get."

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    Re: well-off or better off?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would use "well off." But not like this.

    Well off is something you are or are not. It is not something you "get."
    I mean become
    After entering Toyota, he became well-off(better-off).
    So do you mean you use well-off more?

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    Re: well-off or better off?

    Better off is used to compare two things, not as an expression that someone is comfortably wealthy. Like "You're better off telling the boss about the mistake than waiting for him to find out about it later."

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