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live off

Meaning: to depend on something for the money or food you need to live

For example:

  • live off sth Many people dream of retiring early and living off their investments.

  • live off sth Until I got another job, I had to live off the money I got from selling my car.

Nouns often used as objects with
live off: investments, savings, private income, profits, proceeds

Quick Quiz:

After my company went out of business, I lived off
  1. my debts
  2. my dreams
  3. my savings

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