Meaning of best off in English:

best off

Pronunciation /ˌbɛst ˈɒf/

adverb

  • 1In the most favourable or advantageous position; (now especially) best provided with money or other resources. Compare "better off", "well off".

  • 2With the. The most favourably placed, the best advantaged; the best provided.

adjective

  • In attributive use. Usually in form best-off. Most wealthy or well-to-do. Compare "better off", "well off".

noun

  • With the and plural agreement. Those who are in the most favourable or advantageous position; especially people who are best off financially, considered as a class. Compare "better off", "well off".

Origin

Mid 18th century. From best + off. Compare earlier better off, well off.