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What does "well-off" mean?



 
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What does "well-off" mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 30, 2009 15:25 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #591 "Real Life: Personalities (2)", question 10

My uncle is very .......... He goes on trips around the world at least every two years and he also has a huge mansion in Beverly Hills. He never shares his fortune, though. That's probably why he's still so rich.

(a) selfless
(b) altruistic
(c) well-off
(d) philanthropic

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #591 "Real Life: Personalities (2)", answer 10

My uncle is very well-off. He goes on trips around the world at least every two years and he also has a huge mansion in Beverly Hills. He never shares his fortune, though. That's probably why he's still so rich.

Correct answer: (c) well-off

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My uncle is very selfless. He goes on trips around the world at least every two years and he also has a huge mansion in Beverly Hills. He never shares his fortune, though. That's probably why he's still so rich.
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What does "well-off" mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 30, 2009 15:43 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

hi everybody, I become gradually better in English. I like this langauge but I still need some help to be much better .I live in Egypt that is a wonderful country. Alan, I understand all your explanation well. But I CAN'T WRITE WELL as you see. Although I have ahuge amount of vocabulary , I always make mistakes in writing. I think Iam quite good at listening English but not good enough to speak it. May be I forget all words during speaking ,I don't know.
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What does "well-off" mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 30, 2009 16:13 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

Sasoo wrote:
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what does (well-off ) means?

The question should read:

What does well-off mean?

To be well-off means to have lots of money, to be rich.
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What does "well-off" mean? #4 (permalink) Thu Apr 30, 2009 16:16 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

And the opposite is - stoney broke, just like me.
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What does "well-off" mean? #5 (permalink) Thu Apr 30, 2009 16:22 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

Hi Sasooo.

One word for 'well-off' could be 'affluent'.

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What does "well-off" mean? #6 (permalink) Thu Sep 10, 2009 19:38 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

Hi Alan ,
thanks for that. I got it.
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What does "well-off" mean? #7 (permalink) Thu Sep 10, 2009 19:42 pm   What does "well-off" mean?
 

Hi Kitos,
it is my first time to see this expression stoneybroke. explain it clearly please
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