from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Being in a better or more prosperous condition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective being in a more prosperous condition.
- adjective in a more fortunate condition.
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- adjective Alternative spelling of
comparativeform of well-off: more well-off
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- adjective in a more fortunate or prosperous condition
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The earlier proposal had limited the supplies to a maximum of 3.0 kgs per person for the better-off families.
The initiatives intended to improve healthcare and save lives help those in the better-off families.
If the better-off wanted to maintain their post-retirement standard of living at the level it would have been without the reform, they will have to rely on their private accounts to do it.
Factor in the removal of child benefit from higher-rate payers in 2013, and there are a group of middling professionals who could soon find they are little better-off – or even worse off – after a promotion.
If conservatives are defending the class interests of the better-off, and if liberals believe mainly in a statist economic system, this plan will offend them both: the better-off will pay the same taxes for (unless the private accounts make up the difference) less benefits, while liberals will foresee losing political support for a large government bureaucracy.
The analysis shows the 10-minute commuting areas around free school locations have 57% of better-off, educated and professional households compared with the English average of 42.8%.
Reducing tax relief from 40% to 20% would save more than £7bn and make the system fairer, according to Alexander, whose party insists that the better-off are benefiting disproportionately from the tax break.
The research found that in some cases the one-week summer schools "reduce completely" the gap between the success rates of better-off teenagers and those from poorer homes when it comes to getting into competitive universities in the Russell Group or 1994 group.
Germany and the other better-off countries blame the profligacy of Greece, Portugal and Italy and fear that an early bailout would relieve pressure on them to mend their ways.
"If genetic enhancement of, say, children becomes a technical reality, then those better-off in talent and resources will only grow more advantaged."