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Phrasal Verbs

live off

This page is about the phrasal verb live off


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

a. my debts

b. my dreams

c. my savings

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