Does "off" mean "from" in this context?

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In this report, the man said:

Who's making the most money off the deal.

Does off in this context mean from? and is this use common or just dialectal?

Norbert

Posted 2019-07-30T14:19:56.613

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Answers

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Yes, it means "from", and no, it's not dialect.

Make [something] off (of) [something else]

is a phrasal verb, often used with money, or the suggestion of money.

Andrew

Posted 2019-07-30T14:19:56.613

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