batten on

phrasal verb

battened on; battening on; battens on
British, formal + disapproving
: to live well or succeed by using (something or someone)
He is someone who battens on the generosity of others.

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“Batten on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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