BBCドラマ「シャーロック」エピソード1 "A Study in Pink" より（※ネタバレあり）。自分の殺しにはスポンサーがいる、という衝撃の事実をホームズに告げる犯人。
- "be better off"という形で「暮らし向きがよくなる」という意味で使う。（having more money than someone else or than you had before／having more money and possessions／more well-to-do／to have more money ）この表現、昔どこかで見たことあって、意味は覚えていたんだけれど、どこで目にしたのか全然覚えてないなあ。
- She'll be about $150 a week better off.
- Her promotion means she's $100 a week better off.
- The better off he became, the less he thought about other people.
- The better-off people live in the older part of town.
- Families will be better off under the new law.
- Obviously we're better off now we're both working.
- When his parents died, he found himself $100,000 better off.
- お金のことだけじゃなく、「もっと幸せ、もっと成功した」というように、「よりよい状態になっている」こと全般にも使う。（happier, improved, more successful etc／in a better position）
- I think she's better off without him.
- He'd be better off with a new job.
- He'd be better off starting with something simpler.（※アドバイスする時に使われる。）
- He'd be better off working for a bigger company.
- They would be better off in a cheaper apartment.
- We'd all be better off if we were in Florida.
- I know I'd be better off in a warmer climate.
- The weather was so bad we'd have been better off staying at home.
- I think you'd be better off if you bought a new car and didn't try to repair your old one.
- どちらも反意語は "worse off"。
- The increase in taxes means that we'll be $30 a month worse off than before.
- I only broke my arm; other people are far worse off than me.