Definition of best–off
: in the most comfortable or favorable economic circumstances It's more than embarrassing for the senior U.S. senator from one of the poorest states to sponsor legislation that will assist a handful of the best-off families on earth. — Pat Lynch, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 8 June 2009 The best-off people take the voluntary accounts, and the low-income people don't. — Tom Blackburn, The Palm Beach Post (Florida), 31 Jan. 2005 The next best-off group … averaged 2 cents more income in 2004 for each dollar they earned in 1979. — David Cay Johnston, The New York Times, 28 Nov. 2006
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