batten on

phrasal verb
battened on; battening on; battens on

Definition of batten 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/batten%20on. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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